What we do

  • 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, indeterminate sentences, life sentences, categorisation, mother and baby units, adjudications, sentence calculation, and licenses and recalls.  We also provide advice on Family Law to female prisoners and on Immigration Law to prisoners with issues relating to detention or deportation.


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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.”