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Mission of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
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Mission

United States Supreme Court

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is a non-profit legal services organization providing civil legal services to indigent inmates in New York State correctional facilities in cases where no other counsel is available. Since its creation by the New York State Bar Association in 1976, PLS’ mission has been to provide high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights and advocate for more humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.

See PLS’ Original March 24, 1976 Certificate of Incorporation:  Certificate of Incorporation