Here are some links to projects we think you might also find interesting or helpful if you are interested in Boys on the Inside.
Washington Based Prison Programs:
Keeping the Faith/The Prison Project – Keeping the Faith–The Prison Project serves women in Washington State Prisons through dance, expository writing, visual art and performance. This program has been conducted in Washington State Prisons since 1995, and has served hundreds of women in prison as well as offering their incarcerated peers in the audience a chance to discuss topics relating to their own lives after each performance.
Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project – a volunteer, nonprofit effort with Seattle teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives.
The IF Project: Incarcerated Voices – a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism (in Washington).
Books to Prisoners – Books To Prisoners is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism.
Engaged Theatre | Freehold Theatre – Realizing the power of the theatrical event to bring about extraordinary communion between audience and performer is at the core of Freehold’s mission. Engaged Theatre program has developed partnerships with organizations that represent culturally under-served populations in our larger community, connecting Freehold to Washington Correctional Center for Women, Monroe Correctional Center for Men, Echo Glen Children’s Center, Harborview Trauma Center and New Futures.
University Beyond Bars – University Beyond Bars (UBB) provides higher education to people behind bars to fulfill the potential of those our society has imprisoned and to transform them into productive, contributing citizens. We work to create a cooperative learning community inside Washington State prisons where all experience is valued and the benefits of higher education are made available to all who desire them.
Out in the Night – Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’.
The Aggressives – Director Daniel Peddle spent five years recording the lives of six “aggressives” — lesbians who strive to be as masculine as possible in lifestyle and appearance. The result is a portrait both enlightening and endearing as we watch each woman come up with her own inventive ways of expressing her identity.
Cruel and Unusual – Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison (USA). Documentary by Janet Baus & Dan Hunt. (2006)
Orange is the New Black (TV) – The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
The New Jim Crow – a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
Beyond ‘Orange is the New Black’: 8 eye-opening prison books
BOI Identity and Clothes:
Queer Bois – Blog/Website
Tomboyx – clothing line
Wolffang – clothing line
Butchbaby & Co – clothing line
BOI Culture – clothing line