During the latter months of 2014, Black & Pink, conducted a survey of our prisoner membership. Nearly 1,200 prisoners responded to our 133-question survey, producing the largest ever dataset available on the experiences of LGBTQ prisoners in the country. The intent of this survey was to get some truth out from behind prison walls about the experiences of LBGTQ prisoners in the United States. Our report aims to share that truth by elevating prisoner voices, stories, and leadership to inspire immediate collective action.
This is just PART 1 of our incredible report project. From here we will be sharing the data and report with Black & Pink’s incarcerated membership, getting their feedback, and creating a PART 2 report (hopefully by summer 2016) with a collection of reflections from LGBTQ prisoner members of Black & Pink.
Read what the media is saying about the historic report!
Advocate– STUDY: LGBT Inmates More Likely To Be Sexually Abused, Placed In Solitary
Common Dreams– From Streets to Cells, Harrowing Violence Inflicted on LGBTQ Prisoners
Feministing– New survey uncovers the experiences of LGBTQ prisoners
Mic– Here’s What LGBTQ Prisoners Have to Say About the American Prison System
RH Reality Check – ‘Coming Out of Concrete Closets’: LGBTQ Criminalization as Reproductive Injustice
Solitary Watch – 85% of LGBTQ People Behind Bars Report Spending Time in Solitary
Spectrum– New survey shows deplorable conditions for LGBT prisoners
Take Part– Horrors Behind Bars: Groundbreaking Survey Reveals Life of LGBTQ Prisoners
Think Progress– LGBTQ Prisoners Are Routinely Targeted For Beatings, Rape, And Harassment, Report Finds
Truth Out – New Survey Uncovers the Experiences of LGBTQ Prisoners
Unicorn Booty– These New Stats On LGBTQ Prisoners Will Shock You
Vice– A New Report Shows How Horrible Life Behind Bars Is for LGBT People