The Prisoners Legal Service (PLS) is a statewide specialist service of Legal Aid NSW. PLS provides advice, minor assistance and representation to prisoners. Our service is free and confidential.
They give independent advice and assistance in matters like bail, appeals, legal aid, parole, classification and other prison issues. They also give advice and assistance in other areas of prisoners’ lives such as family law and civil law (fines, debt, housing) to help them rehabilitate after release.
PLS also participates in workshops at gaols showing the Back on Track legal education DVDs.
PLS represents prisoners at:
- hearings at the State Parole Authority
- life sentence determinations
- segregation appeals
- visiting magistrate hearings.