PLS is very conscious of the impact of COVID-19 on the prison population in Queensland.
We are advocating with the State government to release as many prisoners as possible and to improve health, medical and welfare services. Our joint press releases on this issue can be found in the News section of this website.
The response to the risk of COVID-19 for people in prison changes regularly.
Queensland Corrective Services regularly update their website with information about restrictions on visits, telephone access and lockdowns for each prison throughout the State.
PLS remains open
We will continue to operate regardless of any COVID-19 lockdowns. We can arrange telephone links with our clients although there may be some delays due to high demand and difficulties securing appointments as a result of lockdowns. PLS will continue to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as our staff are set up to work from home.
Prison telephone advice line: We are continuing to answer our prison telephone advice line which operates in all Queensland prisons.
Community advice line: We are continuing to answer our community advice line. This will be answered by a volunteer solicitor on Monday evenings between 6:30-7:30pm.
Email enquiries: There will be delays in responding to email enquiries. We encourage friends and families to tell their loved ones to call us directly on the prison advice line. We need to speak to prisoners directly to decide if we can offer them assistance.
Administration line: PLS staff will answer our administration line.