Mental Health Case Manager – Bronx, NY Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is searching for a Mental Health Care Manager for our Pre-Release & Re-Entry Program (PREP) located in our Bronx, New York, regional office. PLS is a statewide program providing civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons andContinue reading “Mental Health Case Manager – Bronx, NY”
On Tuesday, Karen L. Murtagh, Executive Director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, was invited to speak at the Inspector General’s press conference announcing the results of the IG’s
Immigration Staff Attorney Positions – Albany & Buffalo, New York Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking the immediate hire of immigration attorneys in its Albany and Buffalo offices. Attorneys will provide free legal representation to individuals incarcerated in New York State in removal proceedings in the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), and toContinue reading “Immigration Staff Attorneys – Albany & Buffalo, NY”
Please join Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York for our 10th Annual Celebration of National Pro Bono Week.
Today the nonprofit organizations Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) on behalf of people with disabilities who are incarcerated at Five Points Correctional Facility and have been denied mobility-related accommodations they need to get around.
On November 18, 2021, PLS will host our annual Pro Bono Event to recognize the work of our pro bono volunteers and educate the public about issues faced by incarcerated New Yorkers. The title of this year’s event is Coping with COVID: Experiencing A Pandemic Behind Prison Walls. We are seeking input from you!
A civilly detained individual is not a “prisoner” as defined by the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).
PLS Executive Director, Karen Murtagh commends DOCCS on resuming the Family Reunion Program and adopting a vaccine incentive campaign.