• Black and Pink - A volunteer organization that lists queer and transgender prisoners on a pen-pal website, distributes a monthly newsletter of primarily queer/trans prisoner writing, and advocates for specific prisoner needs when possible while also working to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex as a whole.

  • California Coalition for Women Prisoners - CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex. CCWP also visits women prisoners in CA and produces a newsletter "The Fire Inside," free to women prisoners.

  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders - HIV and LGBT prison issues, has New England centered resource guide. Will refer out non-New England prison issues.

  • Prison Book Program - Does not send books to CA, MA, MD, MI, PA, KY, LA, NV or TX.  Offers a free 6-page National Prisoner Resource List and 40-page "We the People" legal primer. Allows two book shipments per year.  Takes 3 to 6 months.  

  • Prisoner Correspondence Project - Prisoner Correspondence Project (PCP) is a collectively-run initiative based out of Montreal, Quebec. It coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, gendervariant, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people who are a part of these same communities outside of prison. Letters to PCP in Canada cost $1.15 in US postage.

  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project - Provides free legal services to released prisoners who are transgender, intersex, gender nonconforming people who are low-income, and/or people of color. We specialize in providing assistance on name changes, identity documents, public benefits, immigration, shelter and more. Available only in NY and surrounding areas.

  • Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois - TJLP is a collective of radical lawyers, social workers, activists, and community organizers who are deeply committed to prison abolition, transformative justice, and gender self-determination. They provide free, zealous, life-affirming, and gender-affirming holistic criminal legal services to low-income and street-based transgender and gender non-conforming people targeted by the criminal legal system. TJLP takes referrals from organizations or through word of mouth. Please write for details.

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