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Think you might be an abolitionist? You’re not alone! You are part of a movement that stands on the shoulders of revolutionaries throughout history; people who have given their blood, sweat, and tears in the struggle for a day where we do not rely on the violence of the prison industrial complex to solve our …

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Introduction to Advocacy

This is a resource for you as you consider doing advocacy for your pen pal or another incarcerated person. This Introduction is intended to provide an outline for working with the prisoner you’re advocating for to reduce the harms they are experiencing while following their leadership and directions. Download the PDF.

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Prison Resource Lists

Check out these four prison resource lists: B&P LGBTQ Prisoner Resource List: This list of organizations offers resources to people in prison and is focused on Queer/Trans issues and/or prison activism & survival resources in the U.S. National Prisoner Resource List: compiled yearly by the Prison Book Program in Quincy, Massachusetts. Prison Activist Resource Center …

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Prisoner Self-Advocacy Guides

In 2016 and 2017, Black and Pink partnered with students at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston to develop these guides to share with prisoners. These guides are designed to share information with prisoners on their state’s policies around grievance procedures (as it relates to the Prison Litigation Reform Act), solitary confinement, transgender specific …

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Reports & Policy

“A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People with HIV” (pdf) – Co-authored by Catherine Hanssens, Aisha-Moodie Millis, Andrea Ritchie, Dean Spade and Urvashi Vaid, with input from more than 50 legal, advocacy and grassroots organizations working on LGBT and criminal justice policy     “It’s a War …

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Pricing for workshops is based on number of participants and ability to pay. Workshops must be at least 90 minutes long. Speaking engagements, panels, class presentations can be made available for shorter periods of time.   Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex: Goals of Workshop – Understand the underlying framework of the prison industrial complex …

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Write as a Group (Youth & Adults)

Prison is a lonely and isolating time. Many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ)  people are harassed by guards and other prisoners and are also less likely to have support from  family members and friends on the outside. When a prisoner receives mail, both the prison guards and other prisoners know that the person receiving …

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