877-776-2004 Ext 555 swopbehindbars@gmail.com

Creating Community for Incarcerated Sex Workers

A chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)

Mission Statement

SWOP Behind Bars uses a harm reduction framework to offer various resources, community-building projects, educational programs, and advocacy to end violence and stigma against sex workers in the criminal justice system.  This includes those currently incarcerated and those seeking re-entry services.

The SBB Community Support Line

If you are in trouble in North America, call us and we can help you get access to what you need.

1-877-776-2004, extension 1  

Chat for Support 

This feature is designed to give our community members an opportunity to engage with peer support quickly and privately.  Simply click on the floating red icon on the bottom right of our website and you will be connected with an agent who will be happy to answer questions or assist you in finding the resources you need.  This feature was launched right after the COVID 19 crisis began, and has been a great success in reaching folks that don’t have access to a phone or prefer to text. 

Our Blog

SWOP USA’s Solidarity Statement with #BlackLivesMatter

SWOP USA’s Solidarity Statement with #BlackLivesMatter

Reposted from SWOP USA SWOP USA Stands in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter SWOP-USA fully supports #BlackLivesMatter protestors and all other anti racism activists who have taken to the streets across the country after the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, George...

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CNN Reports on Social Distancing and Sex Work

CNN Reports on Social Distancing and Sex Work

SBB co-founder Alex Andrews tells CNN that SBB "is preparing to ship 3,000 face masks around the country for distribution to street workers."  Many in the industry have stopped working due to the pandemic, but that is not possible for everyone. Read more here....

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SBB Co-Director to Give MASS NOW Webinar

SBB Co-Director to Give MASS NOW Webinar

Dr. Jill McCracken (University of South FL St. Petersrburg), co-director of SWOP Behind Bars and co-facilitator of SWOP Tampa Bay will be giving a virtual talk on sex work policies for the Massachusetts National Organization of Women.  It;s always a great sign of...

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Denver’s Hunt for “Victims” or Sex Workers?

Denver’s Hunt for “Victims” or Sex Workers?

Article by Eris Brianna Boyd, 2011 Denver police are potentially wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money and distorting facts while trying to find the elusive “victims” of a crime that is being blown immensely out of proportion. Police officials are...

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SWOP Launches Chat Feature for Supporting Sex Workers

SWOP Launches Chat Feature for Supporting Sex Workers

Last week SWOP Behind Bars launched its chat for support feature on its website.  This feature will help us reach more sex workers who are unwilling to call traditional hotlines for crisis support.  Within a few minutes of launching, we were able to connect with a...

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