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Florida Senate Considers Creating Prostitution Registry

Florida Senate Bill 450 with the Orwellian title “Human Trafficking” would create a registry for people found guilty of the loosely defined crime of “soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring” another to commit “prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.” Such people,...

Guide to Writing Letters to People Behind Bars

Currently & formerly incarcerated survivors have stated again and again how important letters of support are to their well-being. Letters are also important strategies to build relationships and organizing coalitions across prison walls. Here’s a basic guide for...

In Appreciation of Volunteers from Behind Bars

Stan was one of the first members who signed up for SWOP Behind Bars and he was the recipients of one of our Paralegal Scholarships last year. He is a street based survival sex worker who self identifies as a gay male and has several years left on his sentence/e  He...

Volunteering for the SWOP Community Support Line

Alan Hamm, M. Div., has spent the past decade or so as a chaplain and crisis counselor.  He has worked as a counselor at a hospital trauma center and a domestic violence/sexual assault crisis center.  He can be reached at alan@swopbehindbars.org. Q: Why did you begin...
2017 Paralegal Scholarships

2017 Paralegal Scholarships

SWOP Behind Bars awarded three scholarships to Blackstone Career Institute’s Paralegal Certificate Program on December 17, 2017 in honor of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.  These scholarships were awarded to Stan, Hope and  who are currently...