What we do

What PAS does

  • PAS offers free legal advice and information to prisoners throughout England and Wales regarding their rights, conditions of imprisonment and the application of the Prison Rules.
  • We pursue prisoners’ complaints about their treatment in prison by providing advice and information and, where appropriate, taking legal action.
  • PAS produces the quarterly Prisoners’ Legal Rights Bulletin, in order to share updates on key Prison Law cases with prisoners, human rights organisations and legal professionals.
  • Examples of issues we can advise on include: parole, temporary release, life sentences, categorisation, mother and baby units, adjudications, sentence calculation, and licenses and recalls.

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“The PAS has been a very positive and uplifting experience. The speed and depth of knowledge they impart has helped me to become more aware of my rights and not to suffer abuse.”