Vol. 4, No. 4 - December 2015

     Also  inside...

          Marriage Equality

          Women's Equality Act

​​​​Vol. 4, No. 3 - August 2015
     Efforts to Reform Solitary Confinement Fall Short
     Also inside.
          Marriage Equality
          Women's Equality Act

​​​Vol. 4, No. 2 - June 2015
     Also Inside...
          National Pro Bono Week Call for Submissions
          Uniquely You: Reentry Programs for Women in NY
          Reproductive Injustice Report

​​​Vol. 4, No. 1 - April 2015
     Also Inside... 
​          Legislative Summary for 2014 - Domestic Violence Recap
          National Pro Bono Week Call for Submissions
          What I Want for the Holidays Contest Winners
          Uniquely You: Reentry Programs for Women in


Vol. 3, No. 6 - December 2014
     Also Inside... 
​          ​The Importance of Restorative Justice: Healing Communities and Preparing for Release

​​​​Vol. 3, No. 5 - October 2014
     Also Inside... 
​          ​What Happens After the Hearing to Terminate Parental Rights?
          Legal Eagle
          Easier Access to IDs for People Returning to NYC
          Albion Hotline Information

​​​​Vol. 3, No. 3 -  2014
     Also Inside... 
          FAQs About Termination of Parental Right Cases
          Finding Employment Upon Reentry in Albany
          Understanding You Access to Public Benefits

​​​Vol. 3, No. 2 - April 2014
     Also Inside...
          Maintaining a Relationship with Your Children
          National Pro Bono Week
          Credit Reports and Scores

​​​Vol. 3, No. 1 - February 2014
Your Rights Under the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA)
     Also Inside... 

         Legal Eagle
         Dear Annabelle
         Budgeting for Reentry

​                          2013


Vol. 2, No. 4 - December 2013
     Also Inside... 

          Sesame Street
          Animal Interaction Programs Rehabilitation in Prison
          Dear Annabelle

​​​​​Vol. 2, No. 3 - October 2013
     Also Inside..

​          Legal Basics: Federal Rights and Federal Courts

​​​​Vol. 2, No. 2 - June 2013
     Also Inside... 

​          The Structure of the State Courts That Decide Lawsuits Filed by Prisoners
          The Process of Litigating a Case in the State Courts
          Reading State Case Citations

​​​Vol. 2, No. 1 - February 2013
     Also Inside... 

​          State Sources of Prisoners' Rights
          The New York State Constitution

​           State Laws Conferring and Affecting Prisoners' Rights
​           The Correction Law

Essentials of Life (click on issue to view)

In July 2012, PLS published our first issue of Essentials of Life: A Newsletter Dedicated to Helping Women Face the Challenges of Prison Life. As most of our readers know, for over 24 years, PLS has published Pro Se, a bi-monthly newsletter, sent free of charge to individuals incarcerated in New York State who requested to be placed on our mailing list. Pro Se informs its readers about changes in the law, provides practice pieces to assist them in complying with statutory and regulatory requirements, and explains technical aspects of the various laws affecting prisoners. While we hope that the information in Pro Se is helpful to all incarcerated individuals, we also know that female prisoners face some unique issues that require specific attention. Moreover, a review of our current subscriber list indicated that while 15% of male prison population subscribes to Pro Se, less than 5% of the female prison population did so. In an effort to reach more women and to provide them with relevant and helpful information, we developed Essentials of Life, a newsletter specifically written for women in prison.