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Prisoners’ Legal Services

Prisoners’ Legal Services

A legal aid clinic for federal and provincial prisoners in British Columbia. Assists prisoners with issues that affect their liberty rights under s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, such as segregation, disciplinary hearings, involuntary transfers, parole suspensions, detention hearings, sentence calculation. Prisoners’ Legal Services can provide summary advice, make written submissions on behalf of clients, and in some cases, appoint a lawyer to represent clients at hearings.

Crimes & offences; Legal help & lawyers; Rights & citizenship
type of service
Legal advice, representation or advocacy

1-866-577-5245 (federal)
604-636-0464 (provincial)
All of BC
language support
Covid-19 Notice: Please note that hours and services may have changed and we recommend phoning or emailing this service for updated information.
service restriction
Must call the Legal Services Society Call Centre at 1-888-839-8889 for a referral. After getting a referral, prisoners can call us directly.
Last updated June 03, 2020