Prison Mail Evenings - Volunteers Needed!
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people—inside and outside of prison—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures.
We seek to create a world rooted in self-determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice.
As a result of our activism we have become a known resource to people inside prisons and thus receive a significant number of letters from prisoners regarding a variety of issues. Although our agency is focused on providing services to transgender, gender variant/gender-queer, and intersex people in California prisons, prisoners with normative genders from all over the country write us on a daily basis.
We answer all prisoner letters. Prisoners who actively work on their own cases and also help other prisoners inside sometimes request TGIJP to conduct research for them. Volunteers are able to gain experience advocating for prisoners by providing them with information and encouraging self-advocacy. In addition to working under the supervision of an attorney, we have also developed several form letters that are used and can be tailored to answer prisoner letters.
If you are interested in helping answer letters from prisoners, TGIJP is holding a clinic on the first and third Wednesday evenings of every month.
In order to attend the clinic, you will need to contact Janetta Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or Melenie Eleneke email@example.com and RSVP. We look forward to working with you!