Purpose

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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“Support Groups Matter” from Warren Lee

Isn’t it funny and ironic that the BOP accumulates all sorts of funding from various contracts it receives for SOTP, dialysis, diabetis, transplants, mental health, etc., but it won’t give or provide support groups for these much needed programs. It is a known fact (here at FMC Devens) that the mantra that’s preached is “the …

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Ashley Was My Best Friend

It is a sad time at FCI Petersburg in Virginia. On February 24, 2015 a very dear transgender sister took her life. She let the prison system win. Ashley was my best friend on this yard and it saddens me to know that the system took another one. Ashley fought for several years to get …

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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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