Purpose

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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Letters to Our Family (April 2015)

Long time reader, first time writer. First I want to send love to all my brothers and sisters, awesome sauce. Alright, down to business. I’ll start with a small brief of me. I am a 26 soon to be 27 MTF who is serving a 25 70%. I love reading the paper every month, sometimes …

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Message from Jason (April 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As we are a national organization, and the newspaper goes all over the country, it takes a lot of reminders to myself not to start these letters with comments on the weather and how springtime is here in New England. Given that we …

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Black & Pink Denver news – April 2015

Black & Pink April 12, 2015 Present: Ben, Brando, Neal, Amanda, Davy, Hana, Breeana Switched meeting format from informal letter-writing gathering to shorter and more organized meeting over a potluck meal. Set standing meetings – every 2nd Sunday, 4:30-6:30 pm at 2532 Ogden St. Pen-pal updates/local opportunities -Continuing to support Nate Mancha  -Bobert next court date April 30 - we …

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“Support Groups Matter” from Warren Lee

Isn’t it funny and ironic that the BOP accumulates all sorts of funding from various contracts it receives for SOTP, dialysis, diabetis, transplants, mental health, etc., but it won’t give or provide support groups for these much needed programs. It is a known fact (here at FMC Devens) that the mantra that’s preached is “the …

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