TG Prisoner Resources

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Black and Pink Provides network of pen pals and newsletter mailed to GLBTQ prisoners, Massachusetts Based Black and Pink c/o Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116 Black and Pink provides advocacy and connections between queer and trans prisoners of all genders within the U.S. prison and jail system through a free newsletter of news and art and pen pals. Submissions for newsletter welcomed.
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T/I/G Prisoner Pen pal Project 151 1st Ave #228 New York NY 10003 A pen pal list for currently incarcerated trans/genderqueer/intersexed people and their allies. Please send a short bio, contact information and relevant requirements (no mail from other prisoners, etc.)
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Transgender Gender Variant, Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) 342 9th Street, Suite 202B San Francisco, CA 94103 The TGI Justice Project's (TGIJP) mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond. Prisoners can send confidential legal mail to the above address, c/o Alexander Lee, Attorney at Law.
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Sylvia Rivera Law Project – works with NY transgender people only Provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex, or gender non-conforming, including issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system. Sylvia Rivera Law Project 322 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001
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POWER INSIDE P.O. Box 4796 Baltimore, MD 21211 Works with women including trans women and trans men who feel they would benefit from women centered services. We offer support and advocacy for those who are incarcerated, homeless, addicted, or in the sex trade.
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Just Detention International A national human rights organization that works to put an end to sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention. Note: If you are incarcerated, please feel free to communicate with JDI using legal mail, addressing your correspondence to: Ms. Melissa Rothstein, Esq. 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Resources that are not Specific to Transgender People
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Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services MCLS, Inc. Eight Winter Street, 11th Floor Boston, MA 02108 MCLS provides civil legal services to people in Massachusetts prisons and jails. The office does not provide criminal defense services. The office focuses on four issues: health and mental health care, guard-on-prisoner violence, physical conditions of confinement, and segregation and isolation. MCLS addresses these problems through administrative advocacy, legislative advocacy, giving information to prisoners so that you can know your rights and how to pursue them, referral to private attorneys, and some individual and class action litigation. MCLS is also known as Prisoners Legal Services.
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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)—Criminal Justice Program 2161 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 The AFSC Criminal Justice Program provides referrals for prisoners in addition to working with prison organizations on issues affecting. The ASFC supports prisoner initiatives to create institutional and personal change.
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Span, Inc. 105 Chauncy Street Boston, MA 02111 Span provides resources designed to help people transition from living in prison to thriving in the community.
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Prison Book Project MA
The Prison Book Project is a secular, volunteer group that distributes books free-of-charge to prisoners in New England and Texas
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Books Through Bars Philly We send quality reading material to prisoners and encourage creative dialogue on the criminal justice system, thereby educating those living inside and outside of prison walls.
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Books Through Bars NY
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