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LockedOut
2012 edition
LockedOut is a resource list
for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and trans prisoners in the
U.S. The list is free, but
stamps are welcome. No
requests for legal aid or
penpals. Only book
requests from prisoners in
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, TX,
and VT will be answered.
Each group listed has
agreed to be included and
approved their description.
If you write a group and do
not hear back, let us know.
If you know about other
groups not included, send
their address and we'll write
them about being listed
next year. We welcome and
appreciate your feedback
about LockedOut. Write to
us at:
LockedOut
c/o Prison Book Project
P.O. Box 396
Amherst, MA 01004

BLACK AND PINK
c/o The Community Church
of Boston
565 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Black and Pink is an open
family of LGBT prisoners and
free world allies. We provide a
free monthly newsletter of
prisoner written material, host
an online listing of penpals,
coordinate an art program,
provide direct advocacy when
possible, and offer religious
and erotic materials upon
request. Donations of stamps
are always welcomed but not
required.
BOOKS THROUGH BARS NEW YORK CITY
c/o Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
Sends free books donated by the
community to people in any state
where they are permitted except
AL, FL, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, and
OH. Prioritizes requests from NY
state. Specializes in history, social
studies, and other educational and
nonfiction books (no mass market
fiction, trade manuals, almanacs,
legal or religious stuff, sorry). Send
a list of topics you're interested in.
BOSTON ABC
P.O. Box 230182
Boston, MA 02123
Offers free basic research, free
subscription to Prison Action News,
and free literature. No penpals and
no legal aid. Write for more info.
Boston ABC is an anti-racist, antisexist organization that is pro-

queer, pro-trans, and pro-woman.
BROTHERS BEHIND BARS
P.O. Box 68
Liberty, TN 37095
A quarterly penpal list of
gay/bi/trans male prisoners
produced quarterly in cooperation
with RFD Magazine. One free 30
word text ad plus name/address
(photo if available) per year. Write
for additional information
regarding list subscriptions
(inclusion in 4 issues or receipt of 4
issues) and subcriptions to RFD
Magazine.

HIDDEN EXPRESSIONS

4707 N. Broadway, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60640
An annual zine created by and for
incarcerated transgender and
gender nonconforming people. An
opportunity to share your thoughts,
poetry, stories, artwork, and tips for
survival on the inside with other
folks for whom this information
could be important and useful.
Published by the Transformative
Justice Law Project of Illinois (see
listing), and distributed to
incarcerated trans folks free of
charge.
INTERNATIONALIST
PRISON BOOKS
COLLECTIVE
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Sends free zines and books relevant
to GLBT issues. Only sends to
Alabama, Mississippi, and North
Carolina.

JUST DETENTION
INTERNATIONAL
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
A health and human rights
organization that seeks to end
sexual abuse against men, women,
and youth in all forms of detention.
Has three core goals: to hold
government accountable for
prisoner rape; to transform illinformed public attitudes about
sexual assault behind bars; and to
ensure that those who have
survived this form of abuse get the
help they need. LGBTQ prisoners
who have been sexually assaulted
behind bars are encouraged to
contact JDI for a packet of
information that includes a list of
local and national resources for
prisoner rape survivors. Survivors
can write to JDI via confidential,
Legal Mail by addressing their letter
to Cynthia Totten, Esq. at the
address above.
MASSACHUSETTS
TRANSGENDER POLITICAL
COALITION
P.O. Box 301897
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Seeking experiences and suggested
policy changes from Massachusetts
based transgender prisoners
through the *Transgender Prisoner
Questionnaire*. Write for a copy.
Provides referrals to transgender
specific organizations and support.
MIDWEST PAGES TO
PRISONERS
c/o Boxcar Books and Community
Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.

Bloomington, IN 47408
Sends free books to folks
incarcerated in AZ, AR, FL, IA, IN,
KS, KY, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH,
OK, SD, TN, and WI. We are an
all-volunteer run collective working
to increase self-education among
prisoners and to foster solidarity.
We have a good GLBTQ library
and lots of other materials as well.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR
LESBIAN RIGHTS
870 Market St., #370
San Francisco, CA 94102
Provides legal information and
resources for inmates facing
mistreatment in prison and jail
because of their sexual orientation
or gender identity. We are not a
legal services organization and
cannot provide representation in
most cases.
PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
1306 Hancock St., Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Offers National Prisoners Resource
List free to prisoners. Book
requests accepted, except from CA,
IL, MD, MI, NV, and TX. Stamps
welcome.
PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 396
Amherst, MA 01004
Sends free books to prisoners in
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, TX, and VT
only. No catalog is available. When
writing include types of books
instead of specific titles and any
mail restrictions.

PRISON LEGAL NEWS

P.O. Box 2420
West Brattleboro, VT 05303
A 56-page monthly print magazine
that reports on criminal justice
news, particularly human rights
issues in U.S. prisons. Consistently
reports on cases involving LGBTQ
prisoners. Publishes and distributes
books to prisoners such as
reference books (like dictionaries),
self-help legal manuals, and political
literature. Subscription to PLN: $30
a year or $18 for 6 months.
PRISONERS LITERATURE
PROJECT
c/o Bound Together Books
1369 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Sends books to prisoners in most
of the U.S. (does not send to
Texas). Free of charge. Indicate
genres or subjects of books, rather
than specific titles, as selection is
limited. If you can, tell if there are
any restrictions that your institution
places on incoming mail.

Homewood, IL 60430
Provide hundreds of zine titles to
prisoners - catalogs, resource
guides, analysis, history, all kinds of
education and literature - all in zine
form. Have some GLBTQ titles.
Write for catalog.

Rainbow Bookstore
426 W. Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53703
Sends books to LGBT prisoners in
all states. Prisoners must selfidentify as LGBT in first letter.

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW
PROJCT
147 W. 24th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Provides free civil legal services and
a pen pal program to incarcerated
people in New York who are
transgender, intersex, or gender
nonconforming. We are a
collectively-run organization that
seeks to make systemic change and
increase the political power of our
communities.

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READ BETWEEN THE BARS
c/o Daily Planet Publishing
P.O. Box 1589
Tucson, AZ 85702
Sends free books donated by the
community to people in Arizona
prisons. We are a GLBTQ-friendly
program. Requests should include
general book genres or topics of
interest.

TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE
LAW PROJECT OF ILLINOIS
4707 N. Broadway, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60640
Provides free criminal and civil
legal services for low-income
transgender and gender nonconforming people targeted by the
criminal legal system in Illinois.
Offers holistic support for
detainees and prisoners, such as a
gender-affirmation, court support,
and jail/prison visits. Helps
distribute resources and connect
people to their peers, friends,
family, allies, advocates, and the
larger prison abolition movement.

SOUTH CHICAGO ABC ZINE
DISTRO
P.O. Box 721

WISCONSIN BOOKS TO
PRISONERS - LGBT
PROJECT

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change about it?
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