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NO ONE IS DISPOSABLE: Stop NY from limiting visits with people in prison!

Advocates have been rallying against NYC Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes to visiting conditions on Riker’s Island. While incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones, and advocates have been able to push for many important changes at Riker’s, these new changes almost “snuck in” amidst the better news. These proposed regulations aim to reduce violence […]

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SRLP Demands an End to Punitive Solitary Confinement!

Trans people in prison are often placed in punitive isolation, where they face additional psychological, physical, and sexual violence. SRLP is building a campaign to end the use of punitive solitary confinement. Read this article from Solitary Watch News by Aviva Stahl with comments from SRLP’s Alisha Williams and SRLP collective member Mik Kinkead. Stay tuned for […]

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SRLP’s Alisha Williams on HuffPost Live: Trauma-Informed Care and Safety-Based Responses for Transgender People in Prison

Alisha Williams on Huffington Post Live discusses the current situation for Jane Doe, a transgender teenage girl of color, who was recently transferred from a treatment facility back to solitary confinement at a boys’ prison facility. She urges people to join community organizing efforts to ensure Jane Doe receives gender-affirming and trauma-informed care. Alisha also discusses […]

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SRLP Congratulates Laverne Cox on an Emmy Nomination!

SRLP sends HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Laverne Cox on her Emmy nomination for her performance in “Orange Is The New Black”! Thank you, Laverne, for all of your powerful work to lift up the voices and experiences of trans women of color! We are so grateful to be in this movement with you!

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Build and Learn with SRLP at the Philly Trans Health Conference 2014!

Madness Mapping with Gabriel Arkles, SRLP Collective Member, and Ofelia del Corazón Thursday, June 12,  4:05-5:25, Room 107A This workshop is primarily by and for members of trans* and queer communities who consider themselves mad, psychiatric survivors, mental health consumers, people with psychiatric disabilities, or people who experience extreme states. In it, we will share ways […]

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SRLP Demands #JusticeForJane Because No One Is Disposable!

(This post is cross-posted from Reina’s blog http://www.reinagossett.com/demand-justiceforjane-one-disposable/) Today marks the 51st day that Jane Doe, a 16 year old trans girl of color, has been incarcerated in an adult prison in Connecticut even though she has not been convicted of any crime and has no criminal charges against her.  She has spent most of […]

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Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Laverne Cox, Love SRLP

SRLP wants to wish Laverne Cox a happy birthday, and congratulations on your Time Magazine cover! Thank you for inspiring us and working tirelessly to amplify the voices and experiences of trans women of color and trans people in prison. We are so grateful to be in a movement for trans liberation and prison abolition with you. […]

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Groundbreaking Report Co-Authored by SRLP Collective Member Dean Spade and Streetwise and Safe Coordinator Andrea Richie

Check out this groundbreaking report, A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People with HIV, co-authored by Catherine Hanssens, Aisha-Moodie Millis, Andrea Ritchie, Dean Spade and Urvashi Vaid, with input from more than 50 legal, advocacy and grassroots organizations working on LGBT and criminal justice policy. This report […]

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TODAY IN NYC: SRLP in Solidarity with Justice for Jane

Join the rally to show your solidarity with a trans youth of color who is currently being held in solitary confinement in an adult prison in Connecticut. As Cece McDonald reminded us on Monday night, there’s no safe prison for trans people because prisons aren’t safe for anyone. But as long as our community members are incarcerated, […]

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