Category Archive: revolt

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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The Bureau of Prisons Psychologically Coercing Extortion

(This is a blog post by Warren Lee, Black and Pink member, and he can be reached at Warren Antonio Lee # 01160-093; FMC Devens; PO Box 879; Ayer, MA 01432) In the beginning, way back when the feds was known as “Camp Fed”, the Commissary was considered to be used for selling zoos & …

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Update from Southwest Ohio Chapter

We are just coming off of a wonderful experience signing/writing letters and sending surveys (and love) to B&P Members in Southwest Ohio! We contacted over 45 people and are looking forward to hearing back from them! We unfortunately did not have any participation outside of our current team, but we enjoyed creating space and time …

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Letters to Our Family (February 2015)

Stand Tall and Continue When you go through trials and tribulations that’s your time to show what you are really made of, that is when you must remain faithful and might, that’s when you must stand tall and continue. The gates and the walls may confine you physically, but mentally and spiritually, there’s no confines, …

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Message from Jason (February 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. You will notice that we are still getting our schedule figured out with the newspaper. We appreciate your patience with us. One of the great joys of being an all-volunteer organizing effort is that we have people working with us who are all …

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Letters to our Family (January 2015)

Dear Black and Pink Family,Hello, my name is Shaylanna but most of my family calls me Dee. I usually don’t write “Dear Family” letters but I’m starting to see way too much shit that needs to be heard.In the facility I’m in there’s LGBT people who want to be themselves but are afraid they will …

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Message from Jason (January 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know that the beginning of the new year brings hope for some but also a sense of hopelessness for others. As the calendar turns it means that some folks are getting closer to their wrap date while for others it can be …

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Message from Jason (December 2014)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know the holiday season can be a really rough time inside the walls. I know that too often family and friends do not reach out with cards or visits, making this time particularly tough. I hope that the holiday cards from volunteers …

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