PLS Response to the Buffalo TOPS Shooting Our hearts are with the families, friends, and community of the victims of the horrific racially motivated massacre at the Jefferson Avenue TOPS in Buffalo. To help the community in Buffalo heal, consider a donation to one of the following organizations***: The African Heritage Food Cooperative Feed BuffaloContinue reading “PLS Response to the Buffalo TOPS Shooting”
National Pro Bono Week (October 23rd – 29th) is a time to celebrate and recognize the dedicated work of pro bono volunteers, as well as to educate the community about the many legal and other issues faced by our clients. PLS is happy to announce that this year we will again be celebrating National Pro Bono Week with an event highlighting our commitment to serving the incarcerated community.
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
Please join Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York for our 10th Annual Celebration of National Pro Bono Week.
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!
PLS Executive Director, Karen Murtagh commends DOCCS on resuming the Family Reunion Program and adopting a vaccine incentive campaign.
In April, 2021, with funding from New York Community Trust PLS launched our Pre-Release & Reentry Project.
DOCCS announces incentives to encourage people in prison to get vaccinated.
DOCCS has announced the return of a brief embrace at the beginning and end of each visit.