Digital Transgender Archive

Finding aid for the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation (collector) Prison Newsletter Records

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The collection contains newsletters created by prisons and organizations in support of prisoners to raise awareness of conditions faced by inmates in the U.S. Penal System. The newsletters include statements, articles, and poetry from prisoners detailing prison conditions and how the conditions affected them. The newsletters also advocate for legal rights for the prison population and support for its gay, lesbian, and transsexual members. The newsletters also acted as information pools for contacts outside of prisons, to connect those incarcerated to organizations that offered services to the inmate population. The majority of the newsletters are from prisons and organizations in support of prisoners located throughout the United States, with a small portion collected from Canada. Included are newsletters provided for female inmates such as No More Cages and The Wimmins Prisoner Survival Network, and newsletters directed towards transsexual prisoners like the Transsexual Voice and Transsexual's in Prison. Examples of newsletters of organizations in support of prisoners include The National Prison Project Journal, Coalition for Prisoners Rights, and The California Prisoner. The majority of the collection consists of single issues, and there are no complete runs of any newsletters.

Item Information:

Identifier
pv63g047r
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
Creator(s)
Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
Contributor(s)
Bromfield Street Educational Foundation
Publisher
Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
Dates Covered
1972 to 1996
Genre
Finding Aids
Places
Canada
United States
Topic(s)
Detention of LGBTQ people
LGBTQ prisoners
Mentally ill prisoners
Prison periodicals
Prisoners--Civil rights
Transsexual people
Women prisoners
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
Rights
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