North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services is a non-profit legal services firm, contracted with the Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS), NCPLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm, created to provide inmates who are in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Safety, Division of Adult Correction with their constitutional right of meaningful access to the courts, pursuant to Bounds V. Smith.  Staff attorneys and paralegals at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services work to evaluate the criminal convictions of those who are currently incarcerated to determine whether there were any legal errors made. 

Also partnering with NCPLS is the NC IOLTA funded Safe and Humane Jails Project, which investigates and potentially litigates issues arising out of North Carolina Jails.