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Annual Closure

The PLS office closes from 23 December 2020 and reopens from 6 January 2021.

PLS will not be reviewing or responding to emails or online enquiries received during our office closure.

The PLS prison advice line will be closed from 15 December 2020 and will reopen on 19 January 2021.

Who We Help

PLS provides legal advice and representation to prisoners in Queensland.

PLS is unable to provide legal advice to third parties. If you are a family member or friend seeking advice on behalf of a prisoner, we encourage you to tell your loved one they need to contact us directly on our free telephone advice line or by writing to us.

How We Help

We provide legal advice, information and representation to prisoners and their families on prison matters.

We initiate and engage in law reform and policy development activities to address matters adversely impacting on prisoners.

We engage in community legal education activities, which provide information and promote understanding on issues relevant to the administration of punishment.

We promote and foster positive relationships with other organisations in the criminal justice system.

We strive to develop and maintain a competent and professional organisation.

What We Do Not Help With

PLS does not practice in criminal law and cannot provide advice or representation to prisoners about their criminal charges. Prisoners seeking advice in relation to criminal charges should contact Legal Aid Queensland or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service.