Events

Events

PLS is proud to hold several events each year that celebrate our donors, collaborators, and colleagues. In addition, PLS holds informative pro bono trainings in prisoners’ rights litigation and coordinates with community groups to host public information sessions around prisoners’ issues. Join us for our next event!

Upcoming Events

November 18, 2023: REICI Presents: A Community Conversation on Race Equity in Corrections. Learn more and register here.

November 30, 2023: Please save the date for PLS’ annual gala, Building Justice. Don’t miss keynote speaker Victoria Law! To learn more, register, and learn about sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Past Events

  • Oct. 24, 2023: BBA Webinar: Pro Bono Opportunities with Prisoners’ Legal Services
  • Oct. 16, 2023: A Symposium On Deconstructing Mass Incarceration
  • Sep. 30, 2023: REICI Presents: A Community Conversation on Race Equity in Corrections
  • June 1, 2023: Legislative Briefing on Access to Addiction Services Briefing
  • Nov. 29, 2022: Building Justice: PLS Annual Gala, Celebrating 50 Years of Advocacy
  • Oct. 7. 2022: A Different Way Forward Debrief Panel
  • Jan. 19, 2022: Virtual Legislative Briefing on no-cost calls legislation
  • Nov. 17, 2021: Building Justice: PLS Annual Virtual Gala
  • Oct. 14, 2021: Legislative Briefing – Two-Part Legislative Briefing on Parole, Part 2: Ending Life Without Parole
  • Oct. 6, 2021: Legislative Hearing – Virtual Legislative Hearing – The Joint Committee on Election Laws held a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, October 6th. PLS submitted testimony in support of H.836 and S.474, An Act to protect the voting rights of eligible incarcerated people.
  • Oct. 5, 2021: Legislative Hearing – Virtual Legislative Hearing on Correctional Services & Spending – The Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a virtual public hearing on several important bills related to correctional services and spending on Tuesday, October 5th. Important bills included An Act to Reduce Mass IncarcerationAn Act to reform parole supervision in the interest of justiceAn Act Relative to Inmate Telephone Calls (No-Cost Calls), An Act establishing a jail and prison construction moratorium, and An Act regarding decarceration and COVID-19.
  • Sep. 22, 2021: Two-Part Legislative Briefing on Parole, Part 1: Parole Access and Medical Parole
  • Nov. 12, 2020: Second Chances Annual Gala
  • Nov 14, 2019: Taking the “CRIMINAL” Out of “CRIMINAL JUSTICE” – Staff Attorney Bonnie Tenneriello spoke at MHLAC’s conference about implementation of the CJRA and solitary confinement oversight.
  • Oct 28, 2019: Unlock Democracy – Restoring Voting Rights to Incarcerated People – Executive Director Elizabeth Matos spoke about the movement to restore voting rights to incarcerated people in Massachusetts.
  • Oct 4, 2019: 20th Annual Criminal Law Conference 2019 – Litigation Director Jim Pingeon spoke about Medication Assisted Treatment in Corrections.
  • June 25, 2019: No Pride in Prison: The Criminalization of LGBTQ People
  • March 25, 2019: Legal Services Update: Immigration Detention Conditions Project