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Updating It’s War in Here

In 2007, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project published a report which changed the landscape for LGBT organizing and abolitionist work in the US. It’s War in Here, a report on the conditions that transgender women face in men’s prisons, forced LGBT activist organizations to take the issues of policing and prisons seriously and forced abolitionists to become more inclusive of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people in their work.

Now, 10 years later, SRLP has begun the process of re-publishing this report. With the assistance of a steering committee comprised of currently incarcerated TGNC individuals and the participation of our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC), we have begun the process of collecting data necessary for updating the report. Read about the process of updating the report, blog posts from our participants, and more here.

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Tell Cuomo That Visits Matter 

Governor Cuomo recently suggested that he might cut visits in maximum security prisons. The most powerful voices to push back against this are ours. We must reach out to the Governor and tell him that these cuts are simply not acceptable. Take action now to preserve visits.

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Help Us Make Visits to NYC Jails More Humane

In partnership with one of our sibling organizations, the Jails Action Coalition (JAC), SRLP is helping to gather stories of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people who would like to visit loved ones in the NYC jails but encounter difficulties when trying to visit. Share your story and help improve visitation!

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Join Us in Ending Isolated Confinement in NYS Prisons

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is proud to be an endorsing organization behind the HALT Solitary Confinement Act. As part of the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), SRLP seeks to end the practice of placing individuals in known torturous conditions within our state prisons. Register here for our 2017 lobby day to end this practice.

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Policy Advocacy

Policy change by government agencies is a critical part of our work. Check out some examples of policies SRLP has worked on.

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