Resources we send

Here are a few of our resource lists that we share with the people who write in to our project. Please share and use freely. If you know of an organization that you think should be added to our resource lists, please let us know.

Prison abolition

Many people ask about prison abolition and alternatives to the prison industrial complex. A partner organization, No Dane County Jail, hosts comprehensive resources on both:

Local and national resources

Partner projects

  • Black and Pink
    Black and Pink’s mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.

Readings and videos

The short list below is a primer we recommend to new volunteers, organizers, and people beginning to think about abolition and incarceration. Check them out!

LGBTQ+ Archive

The University of Madison-Wisconsin Archives hosts an LGBTQ+ Archive in Steenbock Library on campus. We are grateful to the LGBTQ+ Archive for being the permanent home of our letters and organizational materials dating back to 2007.

LGBTQ+ Archive webpage

The archive is open to the public with some restrictions about how you use or replicate the materials in order to protect the people we serve. If you’re a researcher and want to work with our materials, we would love to work with you! For your reference, the finding guide for our materials is live.

LGBT Books to Prisoners collection finding aid