A lovestory from “one of the darkest corners of this world”

Very rarely have I read “spark of life,” “amazing,” or “captivating” used by trans and gender non-conforming people–or anyone for that matter–to describe their experiences in prison. It is good to hear about finding love, and  “sparks of life” behind bars. In this letter, Lexy, an incarcerated trans woman in Midstate Correctional Facility, describes some of […]

Alisha on Huffpost Live 7-23-14

SRLP’s Alisha Williams on HuffPost Live: Trauma-Informed Care and Safety-Based Responses for Transgender People in Prison

Alisha Williams on Huffington Post Live discusses the current situation for Jane Doe, a transgender teenage girl of color, who was recently transferred from a treatment facility back to solitary confinement at a boys’ prison facility. She urges people to join community organizing efforts to ensure Jane Doe receives gender-affirming and trauma-informed care. Alisha also discusses […]

elana and pooja on drop in day 4-3-14

A New ID in NYC, But Still More Work To Do

Have you heard about New York City’s new municipal ID? Thanks to the collaborative work of SRLP, Make the Road, NYLAG, and the Urban Justice Center, among many other community-based organizations, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a new bill creating a Municipal ID. This city-based ID would be available to all applicants who are […]

Reina Gossett on HuffPost Live

Gender-Affirming ID, Medicaid Coverage, & More with SRLP’s Reina Gossett on HuffPost Live

Last week, SRLP’s Reina Gossett was joined by Mara Keisling, Patricia Harrington, Noah Lewis, and Kye Campbell-Fox on Huffington Post Live to discuss the obstacles transgender people face when trying to obtain gender-affirming identity documents.   SRLP works to push state and city agencies to allow transgender people to change their documents to accurately reflect their name […]

Maria Elena, SRLP intern

Meet Maria Elena Covarrubias, SRLP Summer Intern!

Learn some fun facts about one of our summer interns and check back soon to meet the others! To apply for an SRLP internship visit: http://srlp.org/get-involved/jobs-internships Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Maria Elena Covarrubias, SRLP Direct Service Intern and Red Umbrella Project Intern- Alternative to Incarceration Project Pronouns: They/Them What do you do to […]

From someone currently incarcerated in the prison system: The Prison Rape Elimination Act is not working as it should.

Warning: The following letter includes topics of  sexual  mistreatment or abuse. If you may be triggered by these topics, proceed with caution. In her last letter, Lennea shared with us an incident of sexual harassment and her attempts at seeking basic protective measures, and the resulting injustice she received at the hands of the prison […]