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
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.