Prison and Reentry Services/Resources

New York City Prison and Reentry Services/Resources

Fortune Society
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
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
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:]

Sylvia Rivera Law Project12
Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC)
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:

Transgender Issues and the Criminal Justice System
Women in Prison Project - Correctional Association of New York
Manhattan: 135 East 15 Street
(212) 254-5700

Women’s Prison Association
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
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:

Prison Writing Program
Pen American Center
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: 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:

Trans in Prison Newsletter
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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