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Artwork by Prisoner Advisory Committee member Rabi Cepeda

Continuing the Fight for Trans Liberation

As our country celebrates the Fourth of July, a holiday that symbolizes freedom, we continue to see the ways in which our community is not free, especially members who are incarcerated throughout the country. Our members are confined, surveilled, and isolated on a constant basis, some even being forced into solitary confinement for long periods […]

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Participatory Research Nights

The last week of May was busy! Not only did all three new summer legal interns start at SRLP, we also concluded our Participatory Research Nights as part of our republication of It’s War in Here. For background, in 2007, SRLP published It’s War in Here (IWIH), a report on the conditions that transgender and […]

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Art by PAC member Candi Raine

Strength and Pride?

Below is an essay written by PAC member Dana Gibson, aka Gee. This essay contemplates what it means to survive while held in the torturous conditions of solitary confinement. To learn more about SRLP is fighting these conditions – and how you can help! – please visit our Ending Isolation campaign website. Strength and Pride? […]

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“Solo tenemos que esperar”: TGNCI Immigrants in Limbo

The immigrant clients of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) know what it is like to wait for a legal determination that will decide their fate, a decision that never comes. They have heard too often, and said too often, “Solo tenemos que esperar” (We just have to wait). Currently, hundreds of thousands of asylum […]

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SRLP Continues to Resist Against Violent Prison Conditions

In February, the NYC Board of Correction released an assessment of the Transgender Housing Unit (the THU) which can be found here.[1] The Board is a nine-person, non-judicial oversight body that regulates, monitors, and inspects the correctional facilities of the City. It is tasked with holding the Department of Corrections accountable for its implementation of […]

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SRLP is Reopening Our Walk-In Legal Clinic on May 24! / SRLP está reabriendo nuestra clínica legal el 24 de mayo!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is reopening our legal clinic and intake for name changes, ID updates, shelter and healthcare access, immigration, and other unique legal needs starting Thursday, May 24, 2018! To improve the legal intake experience for our clients, we are changing our walk-in legal clinic to a combination scheduled intake and walk-in […]

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Our Member’s Thoughts From Solitary

On March 13th, members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) joined hundreds of people in Albany to demand the passage of the HALT Solitary Act and the end of torture through solitary confinement in New York State. We were honored to bring with us the names of SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) members who […]

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Meet The Artist behind Our Re-Launch of It’s War in Here

I first met Rabi Cepeda in 2015. Over the past three years, Rabi and I have been able to meet, share food, and grow together. Rabi came home in the summer of 2017 and I have been able to meet with him a few times to make sure he stays connected to our work. Rabi’s […]

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