Trans in Prison

Transgender in Prisons Journal

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado's T.I.P Journal is published as a show of support for those who are currently incarcerated and often affected by abuse within the prison system. "The T.I.P Journal" which is hand folded, labeled, stamped and mailed to over 600 prisoners every quarter. The Newsletter which was first known as 'Transgenered Residing in Prisons' later changed to 'Trans in Prison' then to the current name of; Transgenders in Prison Journal' was first began by Jessie Shafer after receiving so many letters from those within the prison system. The first issue was published in 2000. This Journal is free to all prisoners who request it.  Because of the finances of publishing and mailing of this very costly project, we very much welcome any and all financial help. 

E-mail .

Or Postal Mail

T.I.P. Journal

1151 S Hurron St

Denver CO 80223


Legal Resources

  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project

    Provides free civil legal services and a pen pal program to incarcerated people in New York who are transgender, intersex, or gender nonconforming.


Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people also those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Lambada Legal Locations

National Headquarters
129 Wall Street
New York, N.Y. 1005-3940

Western Regional Office
3325 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA. 90010-1729

Midwest Regional Office
11 East Adams
Suite 1008
Chicago, IL 60603-6303

Southern Regional Office
730 Peachtree Street N.E.
Suite 1070
Atlanta, GA. 30308-1210

South Central Regional Office
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75219-6722


Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) is a multi-faceted, statewide advocacy organization based in Portland, Oregon.

PSJ was founded in 1999 originally as the Western Prison Project. We have developed a pioneering and provocative model for our work – one that brings together all of those most directly affected by crime, violence and the criminal justice system (survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both) to advocate for a system that is just and that more effectively builds safer, healthier communities.

We are the first advocacy organization in the country to unite all of these constituencies. We believe this approach offers a holistic perspective and a valuable strategy for shifting Oregon towards more effective, prevention-based approaches for creating community safety.


East coast Office
1025 Vermont Ave. N.W. Third Floor
Washington,DC 20005

JDI has three core goals for its work: to ensure government accountability for prisoner rape; to transform ill-informed public attitudes about sexual violence in detention; and to promote access to resources for those who have survived this form of abuse.

Pen Pal Resources





Additional Legal Resources

  • The N.I.C. Project
    C/O/ Jamie M. Yarussi
    The Washington College of Law
    4801 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
    Washington, DC 20016

‘A project addressing prison rape’


Only handles cases where post—conviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive evidence of innocence.


 The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoner's also people with disabilities.


PARC is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). PARC believes in building strategies and tactics that build safety in our communities without reliance on the police or the PIC. We produce a directory that is free to prisoners upon request, and seek to work in solidarity with prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends and families. We also work with teachers and activists on many prison issues. This work includes building action networks and materials that expose the continuing neglect and outright torture of more than 2 million people imprisoned within the USA; as well as the 5+ million who are under some form of surveillance and control by the so-called justice system.

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