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Name: Laura
Date registered: June 5, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Reach out if you ever have questions! — November 20, 2017
  2. May Updates from B&P Chapters — May 7, 2014
  3. What Does Rick Perry's Refusal To Adopt Prison Rape Elimination Act Mean for Texans Behind Bars? — April 19, 2014
  4. April Updates from B&P Chapters — April 6, 2014
  5. March Updates from B&P Chapters — March 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Michael Jackson – They Don't Really Care About Us — 2 comments
  2. Eastern Kentucky Corr. Complex Denies Newsletter that "Promotes Homosexuality" — 2 comments
  3. Support Pelican Bay Prisoner's Hunger Strike — 1 comment

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Iowa is up for "same-sex" marriage yet keeps racism alive and well

Firstly, many thanks to Lois Ahern for maintaining the blog at therealcostofprisons.org.  The below article details the growing disparities and incarceration of people of color in Iowa, specifically Black people.  This is a state that liberal gay and lesbian organizations have been celebrating for the victory of "same-sex" marriage.  Will these same organizations take time …

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California Bill Addresses Transgender "Inmates"

I am excited that people are talking about the impacts of gender identity and sexual orientation in prison.  I must say I am ALWAYS concerned about prison "officials" having power about deciding housing based on one’s gender identity or sexual orientation.  I become concerned because I fear that the prison/jail can use these "housing decisions" …

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Chicopee Women's Jail to Open in Massachusetts

Tragically the campaign to stop the development of the Chicopee Women’s Jail in Chicopee, Massachusetts was unsuccessful.  Many, many people have worked over many years to stop this jail from opening.  September 13th is the scheduled day of the dedication, read the story here.    This jail will house primarily low income, poor, not violent, …

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Queer response to Boston "Pride"

visit www.asktellact.org Dear Boston Queer/LGBTQPI… Community Members and Allies, The Boston Pride Committee has chosen a divisive theme (and imagery) for Boston Pride that glorifies militarism and shows a misplaced sense of priorities. In response, concerned organizations and individuals have formed the Ask. Tell. Act. Coalition to encourage our community to think about the issues …

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What's up???

hey all… so this is going to be a really great website about queerness, not messed up anarchism, prison abolition, and specifically supporting queer folks in prison. look forward to a pen-pal list, a great links page for good articles, and loads of information about things going on that are really neat-o.

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