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Legal Aid Society: Prisoners' Rights Project

Who We Are

The Prisoners Rights Project (PRP) protects and enforces the legal rights of New York City and New York State prisoners through litigation, advice, and assistance to individual prisoners.

At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone. Call this location directly, or reach us via our:
Main Number (212) 577-3300, or 
Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Additional Service Area Info
New York State prisons and New York City jails
Income Guidelines

Clients with incomes at or below 200% of the poverty level may be represented if they fall within certain exceptions.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be: a prisoner

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Only class action and test case litigation.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
(212) 577-3300
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The work of The Prisoners' Rights Project of The Legal Aid Society primarily involves conditions of confinement litigation in federal court. This project also provides referrals and offers information, advice, and various forms and information packets to individual prisoners seeking information on their legal rights and remedies. Services limited to inmates of New York State prisons and New York City jails.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Prisoners' Rights Project
199 Water Street (map)
6th floor
Manhattan, NY 10038
(212) 577-3300
(212) 509-8433
Last Review and Update: Jul 08, 2015

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