Prison and Reentry Services/Resources
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New York City Prison and Reentry Services/Resources

Fortune Society
http://www.fortunesociety.org/
Queens: 29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
(212) 691-7554
Holistic, one-stop services: Alternatives to Incarceration, drop-in, employment, education, family, health, housing, substance abuse treatment, reentry/transitional services, recreation, and lifetime aftercare. Not trans*-specific, but some experience with trans* people.
Walk-in Hours are from 8:00am-4:00pm, M-F
Letters of Reasonable Assurance (re: Fortune Society providing reentry services after release):
Write to:
Edward Hosek
c/o The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
RE: Letter of Reasonable Assurance.

Welcome Home: A Resource Guide for Reentrants and their Families
http://www.realcostofprisons.org/materials/welcome-home.pdf
Harlem Community Justice Center
Manhattan: 170 East 121st St.
(212) 360-4131
NYC referrals to support people after incarceration.

New York Public Library Correctional Services Program
http://www.nypl.org/help/community-outreach/correctional-services-program
Gets books into the hands of incarcerated New Yorkers and provides inmates accurate information on useful community resources upon release. Guide available:
• Connections: A Guide for Formerly Incarcerated People to Information Sources in NYC and The Job [Search: http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/11_1_11__connections_2012.pdf]

Sylvia Rivera Law Project12
Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC)
http://www.srlp.org/
Manhattan: 147 W 24th St, 5th Floor
(212) 337-8550
Provides free legal services to TGNC people of color and low-income TGNC people, call for drop-in hours. Prisoner Advisory Committee made of TGNC people and allies who are currently incarcerated. Works on changing policies, building community, and sharing information and strategies. Produces a newsletter, In Solidarity.
• It’s War In Here: A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in New York State Men’s Prisons: http://www.srlp.org/files/warinhere.pdf

Transgender Issues and the Criminal Justice System
Women in Prison Project - Correctional Association of New York
Manhattan: 135 East 15 Street
(212) 254-5700
http://www.correctionalassociation.org/resource/transgender-issues-and-the-criminal-justice-system

Women’s Prison Association
http://www.wpaonline.org/
Manhattan: 110 Second Avenue
(646) 292-7740
Provides women with holistic services and advocacy after release from prison/jail. Some experience working with trans* people. Offers Residential and Family Services, Reentry Services, and Neighborhood-Based Services in East New York.

National Prison and Reentry Services/Resources

Hearts on a Wire Collective
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Philadelphia, PA: PO Box 36831; Philadelphia, PA 19107
Produces quarterly newsletter for transgender and gender variant people incarcerated in Pennsylvania, with contributions by trans & gender non-conforming people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, as well as supportive community members.
• This is a Prison, Glitter is Not Allowed: Experiences of Trans and Gender Variant People in Pennsylvania’s Prison System: http://www.scribd.com/doc/56677078/This-is-a-Prison-Glitter-is-Not-Allowed

Prison Writing Program
Pen American Center
http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/152
Handbook to assist writers in developing skills, writing workshops, and assists in getting writing published. Runs an annual Prison Writing competition.
• Handbook for Writers in Prison: http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/2069. Free for people who are currently incarcerated

Rights of Transgender Prisoners
National Center for Lesbian Rights
This publication of NCLR details the legal rights of transgender prisoners: http://www.nclrights.org/site/DocServer/RightsofTransgenderPrisoners.pdf

Trans in Prison Newsletter
http://www.gicofcolo.org/tip.aspx
HOTLINE: (303) 586-1452
Published to support TGNC people who are incarcerated. Free to all prisoners who request it. $25 subscription for people who are not currently incarcerated.

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