Prisoners’ Legal Services

Legal Aid
Boston, MA
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10 Winthrop Square
Boston, MA - 02110

(617) 482-2773 Click to call There are no comments. Be the first to leave one below. Fax Number: (617) 451-6383 Go To Website Donate Go to Facebook Go to Instagram
About Prisoners’ Legal Services

Prisoners’ Legal Services is a not-for-profit legal services corporation, founded in 1972, that provides civil legal assistance to people who are incarcerated in Massachusetts state prisons and in the county jails and houses of correction. We engage in administrative advocacy, litigation, and public education on behalf of prisoners and their families. And, we keep tabs on the policies and practices affecting the over 25,000 individuals imprisoned in Massachusetts.


We accept calls from Massachusetts prisoners and their family members on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. (800) 882-1413 is a free line for non-prisoners anywhere in Massachusetts. Prisoners in county facilities should call collect on (617) 482-4124. Prisoners in DOC facilities can call on a speed-dial number, *9004#, which is pre-authorized on all state prisoner PIN cards.

Mission Statement: Prisoners’ Legal Services promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers and the public.

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Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.


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