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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The Spirit Inside: Black and Pink Members on Religion and Sexuality Behind Bars

Read and share this zine on religion and sexuality created by Black and Pink members locked up in prisons across the US! Many thanks to Eli and and Jerry for editing this zine (a beautiful inside/outside prison collaboration) You can read the zine online below or download the zine HERE.

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Message from Jason (April 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. Last month I was sitting in the same office chair I am sitting in now, but this time it’s a gorgeous day. Also, my partner and I just recently got a dog, he is a little chihuahua dachshund mix, and he’s sitting on …

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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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Letters to Our Family (March 2016)

Dear Black & Pink, Well once again it’s me Ms. Jazzie Ferrari, writing once again to drop a few lines of wisdom to my people. As we already know the struggle is too real to be fighting with each other, now is the time to come together, I count braver she who controls her desires …

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