As previously reported, PAS was awarded the Longford Prize last week, on Thursday 22 November. The judges’ citation was as follows:
“The Prisoners’ Advice Service has a long, distinguished and unique track record in providing legal advice, standing up for the rights of prisoners, and ensuring proper judicial scrutiny of what goes on behind bars. This courageous, persistent and independent organisation is an unsung national treasure, and plays a role that, we judges believe, is ever more vital at a time when legal aid is being cut.”
PAS was delighted in the great interest shown by many guests to the Longford Prize/Lecture evening in the work that the Service does on a day to day basis. Photos of the evening will soon be up on the website!