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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Boston Chapter Updates

We have done a few local workshops recently. At the YWCA’s InIt program, which is a youth leadership development program for high school-aged young people, we did our Prison Industrial Complex 101 workshop and introduction to abolition vs. reform workshop. This was our 2nd year in a row doing this workshop with this group, and …

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Message from Jason (March 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this letter finds you as well as possible. I hope you do not mind too much that we run our newspaper on a funny schedule. As always, thank you for being patient with us. Thank you for continuing to reach out. Thank you for sharing information about Black and Pink with …

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Letters to our Family (March 2015)

My Black & Pink family, I call you family not because it is a term loosely thrown around (as some might do); nor do I call you that because I have none & am starved for acceptance (though I do not have a family & am alone in this world); I, my friends, call you …

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Prison Censorship in America: The Ashley Jean Arnold Case

Submitted by Christopher Zoukis When Americans think of prison censorship, images of prison guards throwing away letters come to mind. So, too do images of books and publications like Prison legal News being rejected for being a “threat to the good order, orderly operation, and security of the institution,” which covers about any number of …

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