LGBTQ incarcerated people are acutely vulnerable to harassment, sexual violence, lack of access to health care, mistreatment, and more, and often lack any sort of viable support system while on the “inside.” Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and free-world allies who support each other.
You can help! One of the best ways you can support prisoners is by becoming their pen-pal. When prisoners receive mail, it sends a message to guards and other prisoners that someone on the outside is paying attention and could take action if they are harmed. It also boosts spirits and helps prevent self-inflicted harm. By writing about the regular things in your life every other week, you can make a huge difference in someone’s life!
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