Prisoners’ Advice Service offers free legal advice and support to adult prisoners throughout England and Wales  regarding their human and legal rights, conditions of imprisonment and the application of Prison Law and the Prison Rules, Family Law and Immigration Law to prisoners with issues relating to detention or deportation.

PAS responds to prisoners’ calls for help about their treatment in prison through our telephone Advice Line, Letters Clinic, Outreach Clinics inside prisons, Self Help Toolkits and Information Sheets and quarterly publication, Prisoners’ Legal Rights Bulletin (PLRB).   Where appropriate, we take legal action on prisoners’ behalf.  We also provide information within the prison sector.

Examples of issues PAS can advise upon include: parole, temporary release, indeterminate sentences, categorisation, adjudications, sentence calculation, licence and recall, discrimination, contact with children, resettlement and healthcare matters.

We neither seek, nor accept, Home Office or Prison Service funding as this could jeopardise our independence.

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Fundraising role at PAS

Fundraising and Communications Officer
Interested in Human Rights?  Prisoners’ Advice Service, PAS, the charity providing legal advice and support to adult prisoners across England and Wales, is recruiting a Fundraising and …


Heart of England Community Foundation Award

PAS is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £1,000.00 from Heart of England Community Foundation in support of our work with prisoners in #Birmingham and the surrounding area, …