Prisoners’ Rights Project

The Prisoners' Rights Project (PRP) protects the legal rights of New York City and New York State prisoners through litigation, through advice, and through assistance to individual prisoners. PRP generally does not represent individual prisoners in lawsuits seeking damages or other relief affecting only themselves. However, PRP does provide prisoners with informational materials on their legal rights. PRP does not deal with prisoners’ criminal cases or sentences or matters related to parole.
PRP's priorities include:

  • guard brutality and sexual abuse
  • disability discrimination
  • lack of mental health and medical care
  • lack of educational programs for young prisoners
  • unsafe physical conditions


  • (212) 577-3530
  • Or write to:
    Prisoners’ Rights Project
    The Legal Aid Society
    199 Water Street
    New York, NY 10038