Anatomy of A Riot (Click on image to view)


Promoting justice, fair treatment and humane conditions since 1976.

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is a non-profit legal services organization founded in 1976 to provide indigent incarcerated New Yorkers access to the courts.

There are over 51,000 individuals incarcerated in 54 prisons across New York State and PLS responds to more than 10,000 requests for assistance annually.

Our mission is to provide high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights, and to advocate for humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.

For an overview of the reasons why PLS was created and insight into why an organization like PLS is vital to New York State's system of criminal and civil justice, take 15 minutes to watch the short film below: Anatomy of a Riot.

Please Join Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York
For Our 7th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono
Friday - October 19, 2018 at Capital Repertory Theater

111 N. Pearl Street, Albany, New York
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 P.M.

This year we are celebrating the

Transformational Power of Education in Prison

Through artwork, and stories and poems, submitted by currently incarcerated individuals and performed by the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY, see and hear how education changes the lives of individuals incarcerated in New York State prisons.

We will also be joined by two members of the legendary BARD Prison Initiative debate team that defeated the team from Harvard College in 2015.

 Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available prior to the evening’s performance. Please R.S.V.P. to