PAS Trustee, Eric Allison, quotes PAS Director, Lubia Begum-Rob, in Guardian article exposing Ministry of Justice (MoJ) policy of forcing prisoners with cold and flu symptoms to share cells with …
Statement for Families Regarding Use of Advice Line During Crisis
During this time of crisis for us all, PAS understands that families of prisoners may wish to contact us in order to enquire about what their loved-ones may be facing in prison. While PAS adapts to working from home and isolating, we are delivering a limited service and – of course – must focus our resources on advising and supporting prisoners. If you would like to submit a query to PAS, please DO NOT USE THE PHONE. Instead, please e-mail PAS at: email@example.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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. We can also advise on matters of Family Law, and of Immigration Law to prisoners with issues relating to detention or deportation.
The charity holds two contracts with the Legal Aid Agency: Prison Law and Public Law.
It 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.
PAS is calling for the release of low risk prisoners and those who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus (see above). Please find below a draft letter for anyone to …
PAS received a call to our Advice Line last week, from a prisoner to due to be released to an Approved Premises (AP) this Friday, despite the fact that he …