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Prisoners, Family and Friends

Every Monday afternoon, PLS accepts telephone calls from new clients and individuals seeking PLS’ assistance with a legal concern.

Intake hours

Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   When Monday is a holiday, call in hours are on Tuesday at the same time.

Telephone numbers

  • Prisoners’ family and friends: call (617) 482-2773.
  • County prisoners: call collect on (617) 482-4124.
  • DOC prisoners: use the pre-authorized speed dial number 9004.

For further information on whether PLS is likely to be able to assist you or someone you care about, see Can PLS Help?



Press requests for comment or background information on PLS’ work and issues affecting Massachusetts prisoners and their families may be made to:

Elizabeth Matos, Executive Director

Phone: (617) 482-2773 extension 105 or (617) 416-1175


You may also contact Valerie Linhardt with inquiries at

General Inquiries

Phone: (617) 482-2773 x 104 or 103

Fax: (617) 451-6383

Prisoners’ Legal Services
50 Federal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

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