Category Archive: Providence

Every Kid Deserves a Future – End Juvenile Life Sentencing Without Parole in RI!

What is RI General Assembly Bill H5333 / RI Senate Bill S0341? In the 2012 Miller v. Alabama decision, the Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juvenile offenders to life without the possibility of parole is unconstitutional. Black and Pink is joining activists in states across the country to ensure that Rhode Island has policies in …

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Black and Pink PVD: who we are and what we do!

About Black and Pink Providence Black and Pink PVD is the Rhode Island volunteer-run chapter of Black and Pink. Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ and 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 …

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We need your help to End Solitary Confinement in RI (and beyond)!

Join #EndSolitaryRI and Black and Pink this Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 4:45 in Rhode Island State House Room 205 to sign on in support of House bill H7481, which limits the time an inmate can spend in segregated confinement, prohibits the segregated confinement of certain vulnerable persons, and creates more humane and effective methods of …

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#EndSolitaryRI Campaign Announcements!

We are uniting a range of experiences, expertise, and personal backgrounds around a campaign to end the use of solitary confinement (“disciplinary confinement” or “segregation”) in the Rhode Island detention centers and the prison/jail. The effects of segregation and solitary confinement are profound: many people experience extreme mental and physical health effects while in segregation. …

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Providence Chapter Holiday Card-Making Party

Sunday, December 13, 2015, drop-in from 2pm-6pm at PrYSM (669 Elmwood Ave, Providence) Join the Black and Pink family in creating holiday cards for our queer and trans siblings who are locked up in Rhode Island and around the country. We’ll have music, lots of snacks to eat, and cards to color and create! The …

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