about prisoners' legal service

Prisoners' Legal Service Inc., (PLS) was established in 1985, incorporated as an Association in August 1987 and registered as a charity in July 1993.

PLS is an independent community legal centre overseen by a management committee (including legal, academic, welfare and community representatives) who volunteer their time and expertise.

PLS receives its operational funding from the Community Legal Centre Program, which is administered by Legal Aid Qld (which in turn receives funding from the Federal Government CLC Program and the Qld Government CLC program). The current funding level is sufficient to employ three full time staff, being a Co-ordinator Solicitor, Casework Solicitor and a full time Administrator.

The service is continually lobbying for funding to conduct projects such as the provision of community legal education in the form of information fact sheets and prison forums. PLS conducts annual tours of northern and regional correctional centres when funds are available.