Category Archive: revolt

Intimate Partner Abuse & LGBTQ Prisoners


intimate-partner-abuse-excerpt Given that October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight stories from LGBTQ prisoners, people ignored by the movement to end domestic violence. Many leaders in social service organizations working with survivors of domestic violence push for tougher laws that will incarcerate abusive partners for longer periods of time. Abolitionists …

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October Update from Chicago

Greetings family! We’re writing as the season begins to change.  Leaves haven’t quite changed colors, but the sticky heat and humidity are on their way out, and cool fall breezes are on their way in.  While there’s much that’s beautiful about this time of year, it’s also a scary political climate as the presidential elections …

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Letters to Our Family (September 2016)

To my Black and Pink family, How is everybody doing? Both behind the walls and in the free world. Well, my name is Edward a.k.a. Sincere. I have been receiving this newsletter for some time now, but, this is my first time writing. So, real quick, I’m a Black and Indian bi-sexual man locked up …

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Message from Jason (September 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you doing as well as possible. I want to begin by recognizing all of those who participated in any kind of action on September 9th. We cannot go in to much detail about the actions that took place on that day around the country. If we did, the …

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JOB POSTING – Black and Pink National Office Manager Job Description

Job Announcement! Job Announcement! Job Announcement! Job Announcement! Black and Pink National Office Manager Job Description Summary: The role of the Black and Pink National Office Manager is to ensure an orderly and efficient office to enable the extensive work of the organization. This individual maintains healthy office systems, at both office locations (The City …

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Billy from Texas on the September 9th Prisoner Strike


So family something is going to happen across this great nation. (yeah right), on September 9th of 2016. There is a call for a nation-wide work stoppage for many reasons but to bring to light what’s going on. Slave Labor People, when TDC is part of the stock market due to our labor and skills …

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August in Chicago –it’s happening!

Hey there pen-pals, volunteers & supporters! Here’s some updates & announcements from the crew at Black & Pink Chicago this month.  As always – follow us on facebook for more up to date info, and drop us a line at if you have any questions. Fam Mail: “Queer Reels: A Fundraiser for Black & Pink Inside …

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Message from Jason (July/August 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know that some folks are probably melting in the heat. I know that some prisons are not providing appropriate ventilation, air conditioning, and fans. Please know that you are being thought of during the summer heat. As you go through this month’s …

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Letters to Our Family (July 2016)

To All of Our Black and Pink Family, After the horrible act of hate that claimed the lives of 49 or our brothers and sisters in Orlando, Florida, the LGBTQI Two Spirit community here at USP Tucson made history as we came together to celebrate the first ever LGBTQI 2 Spirit History/Pride event in the …

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Boston-based organizations denounce the American Correctional Associaton!


PRESS RELEASE BOSTON—A coalition of Boston-based justice organizations denounces the American Correctional Association (ACA) and will protest the group’s annual conference, to be held August 5-10 at Hynes Convention Center. The ACA, which a federal appeals court Judge David L. Bazelon has called a “propaganda vehicle for corrections authorities,” promotes prison profiteering and rubber stamps …

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