PLS is a free service to prisoners providing assistance with respect to:-
- Parole applications including refusals and breaches of parole;
- Prison matters including security classifications and review of QCS decisions; and
- Financial counselling.
The Service also maintains a watching brief over prisons administration and law reform in Queensland in so far as these affect prisoners and the public interest.
This service relies on volunteers to assist in the provision of legal advice and is committed to providing opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and practical experience in social justice issues and prison law by participating in work experience programs with UQ, Griffith and Bond Law Faculties and Law Schools. The Service also obtains valuable pro bono services from several law firms including DLA Piper, Allens Linklaters and Minter Ellison.