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.


topic
Crimes & offences; Legal help & lawyers; Rights & citizenship
type of service
Legal advice, representation or advocacy
phone
1-866-577-5245 (federal)
604-636-0464 (provincial)
location
All of BC
language support
English
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 December 05, 2014