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We believe that storytelling is a revolutionary act…

 

so, we created this space to share the activities and stories of our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC).

 


Celebrating the Prisoner Justice Project’s Accomplishments in 2017

As with all of Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s (SRLP) legal work, the Prisoner Justice Project (PJP) seeks to address the immediate needs of our incarcerated community members and connect them with opportunities to engage more fully in our work. Most people initiate contact with PJP in a state of crisis, often reporting physical and sexual […]

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What is the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Prisoner Advisory Committee?

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee of incarcerated trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) individuals who seek to share their voices with those on the outside about the injustices they have faced both in and out of prison. PAC began from a proposal by former SRLP staff member Gabriel […]

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Meet Some of Our Wonderful Prisoner Advisory Committee Members!

In honor of our relaunch of “It’s War in Here,” a report on the experiences of trans and gender non-conforming people incarcerated in New York State, we reached out to several Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) members who have offered their guidance and voices to the project. We wanted all of our readers to get to […]

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10 Years Later: SRLP Updates “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 […]

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Building Together Towards Liberation: Tools & Resources for Resistance

I believe that we will win. I believe that we will continue to resist. We say it loud. We say it in whispers. We say it in the way we shout trans liberation in the streets. We say it in the way we move. We say it in the way we practice hope. We say it […]

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A New Resource for Incarcerated Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex New Yorkers

The Prisoner Justice Project is extremely excited to announce the launch of our new resource, Name Changes for Transgender Adults in New York State Prisons: A DIY Guide for Pro Se Name Changes. This guide walks incarcerated transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex individuals through the name change process if they are 18 years old or […]

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SRLP Seeks to HALT Isolated Confinement in New York State Prisons

Members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project are getting ready to join thousands of New Yorkers in the push to end the use of isolated confinement in New York State prisons. On May 2, members of SRLP and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) will be in Albany meeting with legislators and assemblymembers on […]

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Order Your 2017 SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee Calendar!

Order your 2017 calendar today! SRLP’s beautiful 12-month calendar showcases the artwork of SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee members who are locked away in New York state detention facilities. Even while existing under some of the most violent and isolating conditions, our PAC members continue to find ways to survive, resist, and break down physical barriers created to […]

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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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SRLP speaks to the Board of Correction about implementing meaningful PREA standards

May 10 was a big day for advocacy to end sexual violence in New York City jails. Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) members and staff spent the morning at the Board of Correction’s public meeting, where punitive segregation for young people, harassment during visitations, and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) were discussed. After the […]

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