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LGBT Fallen Angels - Please help us end the abuse!
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LGBT inmates are victimized through violence, rape, humiliation and abuse at severely higher rates than the general population by both inmates and prison staff. We must legally challenge and stop this injustice. Please help NAPR, a nonprofit org, today.

Thank you for stopping by our nonprofit campaign page and for considering helping us through your kind donation!   - National Alliance for Prisoners Rights Abused man with makeup - LGBT Fallen Angels

The Campaign

Did you know that:

  • the incarceration rate of LGBTs is THREE TIMES the rate of the general population?
  • abuse including verbal and physical abuse, rape, solitary confinement and other punishments, and denial of support, assistance, or access to mental-health professionals is far higher for the LGBT inmate population than for non-LGBT inmates?
  • 40% of women in prison are LGBTs?
  • statistics for African Amercian LGBTs are even higher
  • minors in jail or confinement are twice as likely as heterosexual youth to face sexual contact with staff?
  • one in five LGB boys - twenty percent - and nearly seven percent of LGB girls in jail or detention facilities report sexual assault by their peers?

These shocking and unacceptable facts have recently come to light in two reports. Dr. Ilan H. Meyer of the Williams Institute published these findings along with six of his peers in the American Journal for Public Health earlier this year. The data on youth was published in a report called Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System as a joint effort by three organizations: Movement Advancement Project (MAP), Youth First, and the Center for American Progress.

The Abuse of LGBT Inmates Has to Stop! Rape is a daily nightmare for thousands of LGBT inmates. Gay inmates report having obscene figures drawn on their mail, having had "fag" written on their foreheads while restrained, water dumped on them and in their cell, being denied adequate clothing and health care, having mail damaged, destroyed, and tampered with, having bogus tickets written up on them and put into segregation, being barked at like dogs, and being deliberately celled with aggressive, homophobic inmates.

LGBT Fallen Angels is a campaign by the National Alliance for Prisoners Rights (NAPR), a nonprofit organization that advocates for prisoners and their rights. NAPR  works toward ensuring that all inmates of any race, religion, culture, age or sexual orientation are treated fairly, are not mistreated, receive equal justice and report abuse. You can keep in touch with through our LGBT Fallen Angels Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/lgbtfallenangels .Crying Woman

“You can judge a society by how well it treats its prisoners.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky

  "But why should we care about prisoners - aren't they "getting what they deserve?"

This is a reaction that we unfortunately hear often, but it comes from a misconception of who "prisoners" actually are. Believing that "hardened career criminals," "mass-murders," "repeat rapists" and gang members comprise the entire prison population of America is a common but mistaken idea. Regardless of the crime, abuse in never part of anyone's sentence. With over 2.3 million Americans in prison - the highest incarceration rate in the world - it is clear that there is a far wider mix of inmates than the stereotypes. Inmates are made up of brothers, fathers, sons and sisters, mothers and daughters. Many inmates are young, only 17 years old or less, who made one mistake. In addition, current estimates suggest that people who are innocent yet were convicted could be as high as 10 percent. Abuse and rape occur even in jail and detention centers before a case goes to trial - this means that victims are even found among those innocent of any wrong-doing!

"First-timers" or "softies" as they are referred to in prison, are prime targets who are preyed upon not only by inmates but by corrupt prison staff as well. Not only is abuse and rape much higher for "softies," it rises many times higher among LGBTs and African American LGBTs have it even worse. Did you know that two out of every 100 people in America have spent time in jail? You probably know several of these people without realizing it. This gives us all a reason to care and to fight to stop this obscene injustice. Abuse is never part of anyone's sentence!

Where does the money go?

Through our LGBT Fallen Angels campaign, you will help us to continue our work in raising awareness specifically about LGBT prisoner violations and abuse, help us to reach out to prisoners and work to ensure they are treated fairly and not abused, help us to apply pressure on those in power to address the issues that impact thousands of LGBT people, and provide much needed funding to legally challenge the treatment of LGBT prisoners through court intervention in order to attain our goal of ending this abuse and unfair treatment which targets LGBTs.

PLEASE HELP!

Please show your support by sending donations so we can legally challenge the treatment of LGBT prisoners, end this abuse and unfair treatment, and demand equal justice for all LGBT prisoners. Together we can make a difference! Please, donate here at FundRazr. You can contact us through our website: www.nationalapr.org . Visit our LGBT Fallen Angels website: www.lgbtfallenangels.com .

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