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The Board of Correction Voted to Move Forward with Controversial Rule-making Despite Serious Opposition

Recently, the Board of Corrections (BOC) voted on whether or not they would begin the rule-making process for several proposed new rules.  The meeting focused on the potentially increased restrictions on packages sent to incarcerated individuals and restrictions on full contact visits at New York City jails. The rule-making process would also incorporate higher maximum sentences for […]

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SRLP signs letter to the Board of Corrections to address suicidality in NYC jails

As we mourn the death of Kalief Browder and the many other New Yorkers who die through State-induced violence, SRLP joins activists from across the city in calling on the Board of Corrections to make wholly new and meaningful changes to how suicidality is cared for in the City jails. We request that outside experts […]

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The fight for trans-inclusive healthcare continues!

On Friday June 26, the Christopher Street Pier was alive with trans* and gender non-conforming advocates, community members, survivors, and organizers rallying with the Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice demanding an end to state violence in detention centers, prisons, and psychiatric hospitals at the hands of police and other state actors. We were demanding that the […]

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Introducing the Summer 2015 SRLP Intern Team!

Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Andy Escobar, Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Intern, Movement Building Team Pronouns: He/Him/His What school do you go to/what school did you go to? The University of Texas at Austin What are you studying? I’m graduating in December with a B.A. in Latin American Studies, a B.A. in […]

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Black trans love is revolutionary: SRLP’s Sasha Alexander and their wife Olympia Perez speaks on NBC News

Love is indeed a revolutionary act when you are black and transgender. In this powerful and healing clip on NBC News titled Living Color: Love is Revolutionary When You’re Black and Transgender, SRLP’s Sasha Alexander and their wife and SRLP movement organizer Olympia Perez speak about loving and finding strength in each other amidst a […]

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SRLP’s recommendations to the Board of Corrections on PREA

One of SRLP’s mission is to fight the violence our communities experience, which requires resisting against the Prison Industrial Complex. Part of this process involves addressing and mitigating some of the most harmful effects of institutional violence experienced by those who are incarcerated. Recently our staff attorney and Director of Prisoner Justice Project, Mik Kinkead, […]

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Our staff Stefanie Rivera is featured as an inspiration!

Our Director of Client Services, Stefanie Rivera, is named one of “7 Truly Inspiring Transgender Latinas” in this article on As noted in this piece, Stefanie is a founder of FIERCE, an organizing group for LGBTQ youth of color, and participated in the founding of the Prisoner Justice Project at SRLP. Stefanie is an […]

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