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Prisoners' Legal Services of New York

Who We Are

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York provides legal services to indigent inmates in New York State correctional facilities in cases where no other counsel is available.  The cases handled by the program include prison problems involving disciplinary procedures, medical care, guard brutality, mental health care, conditions of confinement, sentence computation, parole, jail time credit, immigration, and clemency appeals. 

Albany Office
41 State Street. Suite M112
Albany, NY  12205
518 - 438-8046

Prisons served: Bedford Hills, CNYPC, Coxsackie, Downstate, Eastern, Edgecombe, Fishkill, Great Meadow, Greene, GrPeenhaven, Hale Creek, Hudson, Lincoln, Marcy, Mid-State, Mohawk, Otisville, Queensboro, Shawangunk, Sing Sing, Sullivan, Taconic, Ulster, Wallkill, Walsh, Washington, Woodbourne.

Buffalo Office
14 Lafayette Square, Suite 510
Buffalo, NY  14203

Prisons served: Albion, Attica, Collins, Gowanda, Groveland, Lakeview, Livingston, Orleans, Rochester, Wende, Wyoming.

Ithaca Office
114 Prospect Street
Ithaca, NY  14850

Prison served: Auburn, Cape Vincent, Cayuga, Elmira, Five Points, Southport, Watertown, Willard.

24 Margaret Street, Suite 9
Plattsburgh, NY  12901

Prisons served: Adirondack, Altona, Bare HIll, Clinton, Franklin, Gouverneur, Moriah Shock, Ogdensburgh, Riverview, Upstate. ​

Who We Serve

  • Albany County
  • Allegany County
  • Bronx County
  • Broome County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Cayuga County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Cortland County
  • Delaware County
  • Dutchess County
  • Erie County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Genesee County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Herkimer County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • Lewis County
  • Livingston County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Nassau County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Niagara County
  • Oneida County
  • Onondaga County
  • Ontario County
  • Orange County
  • Orleans County
  • Oswego County
  • Otsego County
  • Putnam County
  • Queens County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
  • Rockland County
  • Saint Lawrence County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
  • Schuyler County
  • Seneca County
  • Steuben County
  • Suffolk County
  • Sullivan County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County
  • Ulster County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Westchester County
  • Wyoming County
  • Yates County
Additional Service Area Info
This group serves inmates in New York State prisons.
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
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

This program does not serve: a community group

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Pro Se Legal Clinic
Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Brutality where serious injury occurred. Or, medical care when the situation is serious or life-threatening.

Call 518-445-6050.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
(518) 445-6050

You can contact this office by mail at:

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
41 State Street address, Suite M112
Albany, New York 12207

You can also contact this group by phone at 1 (518) 445-6050.

General Contact Information

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
41 State Street, Suite M112 (map)
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 445-6050
(518) 445-6053
Last Review and Update: Apr 06, 2018

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