READ CECE’S NEW BLOG POST:
On Trans Day of Remembrance: A Proposal
”..we are all worth it, worthy, beautiful, strong, more than a binary, are able to become self-actualized, can and have already succeeded as a person, and of course, leaders.” -CeCe McDonald
http://supportcece.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/on-trans-day-of-remembrance-a-proposal/

READ CECE’S NEW BLOG POST:

On Trans Day of Remembrance: A Proposal

”..we are all worth it, worthy, beautiful, strong, more than a binary, are able to become self-actualized, can and have already succeeded as a person, and of course, leaders.” -CeCe McDonald

http://supportcece.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/on-trans-day-of-remembrance-a-proposal/

Trans Women in San Diego Prison Stage Hunger Strike
Filed By Tobi Hill-Meyer
Two trans women incarcerated in the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County have been on hunger strike for over a week in an attempt to be allowed to share a cell together. Because they are trans, prison officials refuse to take them off single-cell status. Presumably, they have both been restricted to being in single cells to prevent them from having to share a cell with a man, however, it’s clear that this is not for their own protection when there are two of them and they want to share a cell together.
According to a statement released yesterday, the hunger strike began on Friday September 21st and they are asking their supporters to call in and help:

Call Warden Paramo the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility: (619) 661-6500
Demand that Eva Contreraz (C-45857) and Catarine LaPre (K-67313) be take off single-cell status and be allowed to share a cell. Demand that an end to the discriminatory housing policy against trans women in the correctional facility.

Isolation has commonly been a discriminatory practice prison’s have used against trans prisoners, and many confine trans prisoners to solitary confinement in order to avoid having to place them with either men or women. Often, such solitary confinement ends up being over extended periods of time or even throughout the duration of incarceration, despite many indications that extended solitary confinement can cause lasting psychological damage and may be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Being restricted to a single cell appears to be a different practice than solitary confinement. Nonetheless, it is a discriminatory practice where trans prisoners are subjected to additional punishment that other prisoners do not have to deal with.
Earlier this year the Prison Rape Elimination Act regulations put out by the Obama administration acknowledged the increased risk trans prisoners are at and put in place regulations to deal with the problem. Enforcing isolation for all trans prisoners against their will is not a recommended practice for reducing violence.
Update: The original posting did not include mention that both women are a part of a trans self-defense prison organization, Gender Anarky. It has been suggested that their affiliation with this political party may be part of the reason for this mistreatment. This hunger strike is both about the immediate issue of discriminatory treatment and to protest prisons in general. For more information about Gender Anarky you can visit their webpage.
http://www.bilerico.com/2012/09/trans_women_in_san_diego_prison_stage_hunger_strik_1.php

Trans Women in San Diego Prison Stage Hunger Strike

Filed By Tobi Hill-Meyer

Two trans women incarcerated in the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County have been on hunger strike for over a week in an attempt to be allowed to share a cell together. Because they are trans, prison officials refuse to take them off single-cell status. Presumably, they have both been restricted to being in single cells to prevent them from having to share a cell with a man, however, it’s clear that this is not for their own protection when there are two of them and they want to share a cell together.

According to a statement released yesterday, the hunger strike began on Friday September 21st and they are asking their supporters to call in and help:

Call Warden Paramo the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility: (619) 661-6500

Demand that Eva Contreraz (C-45857) and Catarine LaPre (K-67313) be take off single-cell status and be allowed to share a cell. Demand that an end to the discriminatory housing policy against trans women in the correctional facility.

Isolation has commonly been a discriminatory practice prison’s have used against trans prisoners, and many confine trans prisoners to solitary confinement in order to avoid having to place them with either men or women. Often, such solitary confinement ends up being over extended periods of time or even throughout the duration of incarceration, despite many indications that extended solitary confinement can cause lasting psychological damage and may be considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Being restricted to a single cell appears to be a different practice than solitary confinement. Nonetheless, it is a discriminatory practice where trans prisoners are subjected to additional punishment that other prisoners do not have to deal with.

Earlier this year the Prison Rape Elimination Act regulations put out by the Obama administration acknowledged the increased risk trans prisoners are at and put in place regulations to deal with the problem. Enforcing isolation for all trans prisoners against their will is not a recommended practice for reducing violence.

Update: The original posting did not include mention that both women are a part of a trans self-defense prison organization, Gender Anarky. It has been suggested that their affiliation with this political party may be part of the reason for this mistreatment. This hunger strike is both about the immediate issue of discriminatory treatment and to protest prisons in general. For more information about Gender Anarky you can visit their webpage.

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/09/trans_women_in_san_diego_prison_stage_hunger_strik_1.php

Kicking off a ride out to visit Cece Mcdonald in St. Cloud. When we got to the prison, we were met with SWAT teams at every entrance. Imagine that, prison officials are terrified of solidarity. Wonder why?  Check out freecece.wordpress.com for more info.

Kicking off a ride out to visit Cece Mcdonald in St. Cloud. When we got to the prison, we were met with SWAT teams at every entrance. Imagine that, prison officials are terrified of solidarity. Wonder why?

Check out freecece.wordpress.com for more info.

mujerrabia:

Black & brown unity. 

mujerrabia:

Black & brown unity. 

allfiercefemmes:

Oh Janet Mock, she is so femme and so so fierce! Found this great picture of her riding a bike looking so happy, and doing it in a mini dress! Oh my land, that is definitely something I couldn’t pull off. Not only is she gorgeous but her brain is just as attractive. Go to her webpage to learn all about her! http://janetmock.com/

allfiercefemmes:

Oh Janet Mock, she is so femme and so so fierce! Found this great picture of her riding a bike looking so happy, and doing it in a mini dress! Oh my land, that is definitely something I couldn’t pull off. Not only is she gorgeous but her brain is just as attractive. Go to her webpage to learn all about her! http://janetmock.com/

allfiercefemmes:

#freecece

allfiercefemmes:

#freecece

allfiercefemmes:

Our girl CeCe McDonald, still femme-ing it up a male prison. To learn more about her story and how this Fiercest of Femmes fights for us all got to her website, the blog she’s writing from prison is also there.
http://supportcece.wordpress.com/

allfiercefemmes:

Our girl CeCe McDonald, still femme-ing it up a male prison. To learn more about her story and how this Fiercest of Femmes fights for us all got to her website, the blog she’s writing from prison is also there.

http://supportcece.wordpress.com/

Leslie Feinberg re-charged for solidarity action for CeCe McDonald
See you all at court on Sept. 13th @8:30am to support Leslie Feinberg as hir continues to bring attention to CeCe and her case. FREE CECE!
https://www.facebook.com/notes/leslie-feinberg/leslie-feinberg-re-charged-for-solidarity-action-for-cece-mcdonald/10151141939389784

Leslie Feinberg re-charged for solidarity action for CeCe McDonald

See you all at court on Sept. 13th @8:30am to support Leslie Feinberg as hir continues to bring attention to CeCe and her case. FREE CECE!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/leslie-feinberg/leslie-feinberg-re-charged-for-solidarity-action-for-cece-mcdonald/10151141939389784

No Justice When Women Fight Back
 Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00   By Victoria Law, Truthout | News Analysis 
What do a nineteen-year-old lesbian from New Jersey, a 23-year-old trans woman in Minneapolis and a 31-year-old mother in Florida have in common? All three were attacked, all three fought back and all three were arrested. All three are currently in prison while their attackers remain free. Oh, yes, and all three are black women.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/11196-no-justice-when-women-fight-back

No Justice When Women Fight Back

Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00  By Victoria Law, Truthout | News Analysis

What do a nineteen-year-old lesbian from New Jersey, a 23-year-old trans woman in Minneapolis and a 31-year-old mother in Florida have in common? All three were attacked, all three fought back and all three were arrested. All three are currently in prison while their attackers remain free. Oh, yes, and all three are black women.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/11196-no-justice-when-women-fight-back