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Transformation from the Inside Out: SRLP Attends the Women’s Building Opening

  Yesterday, SRLP Members and Staff attended the Women’s Building opening, “Transformation from the Inside Out”, at the former Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility in NYC, hosted by the Women and Justice Project. This historic opening symbolizes the importance of abolishing prisons and jails everywhere – the Bayview Facility opened in 1978, driven by racist War […]

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Speak up against sexual violence at the Board of Corrections hearing

Thank you to those who came out to the membership meeting on Tuesday at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to prepare for Board of Correction (BOC) hearing! We were so grateful to be able to listen to everyone’s innovative suggestions for making NYC jails safer for trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNCI) folks. If you weren’t able […]

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If You Give a Cop an Ally Cookie…

Since the tragedy in Orlando, police departments have been falling over themselves to proclaim that they are allies to the LGBT community, despite their historic and ongoing role as some of the worst perpetrators of violence against LGBT folks. Pride provided an opportunity for some outlandish displays of “allyship,” such as the NYPD’s introduction of […]

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SRLP Members Help HALT Solitary in NYS Prisons

  On any single day about 4,000 people are held in solitary confinement in New York State prisons. This is a fact that Marci, a member of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Movement Building Team, knows all too well. Having survived solitary confinement herself, Marci is now joining a group of advocates on April 12 […]

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Reducing Sexual Violence on the Road to Abolition

  Next Monday, April 4, SRLP is thrilled to be joining survivors, loved ones of survivors and advocates in the beginning of a campaign to address sexual violence and sexual harassment in the NYC jails. Around this time last year SRLP, along with other allied organizations and New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James, submitted […]

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Trans Voices Raised At Public Hearing

  Last Friday, members of the SRLP Movement Building Team and Prison Advisory Committee shared their stories and personal concerns regarding rules pending before the Board of Correction. Staff and members testified before the Board and spoke out at a rally before. SRLP staff is so honored to work with members who share their stories […]

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SRLP spoke up against solitary confinement and limitation on visitation rules at BOC hearing

On Friday, October 16, SRLP staff and members, including India, Natalia, Olympia and Xena, along with our allies such as the Jails Action Coalition, attended a Board of Corrections hearing to speak up against the Department of Correction’s attempt to increase the use of solitary confinement to over 30 days and its attempt to curtail visitation […]

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Today 4/22: SRLP at #HALTSolitaryConfinement advocacy day in Albany, NY

Today, April 22, SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project Director Mik Kinkead and Outreach Director Juana Peralta are in Albany at the #HALTSolitaryConfinement Advocacy Day with NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement advocating to end the use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in NY prison and jails.   Over 3,800 people are in […]

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Celebrate SRLP’s Everyday Abolition series Movement Building Team Organizers Aviva and Olympia!

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is excited to uplift and celebrate the leadership of our Movement Building Team organizers Aviva and Olympia who are both helping develop and launch our new “Every Day Abolition” series. Last night was the first event of the series“Practices of Every Day Abolition” which was a huge success! Thanks to […]

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