Beyond These Walls does whatever it takes to support LGBT prisoners nationwide.

The prisoners in our network have asked for the following things:

  • Human connection
  • Financial resources
  • Case management
  • Re-entry assistance
  • Knowledge about LGBT issues
  • Tools to educate, advocate, and organize

Based on those requests, we’ve built the following programs:

  • Penpal Connections
  • Fundraising for legal fees and commissary purchases
  • Books-to-prisoners partnerships
  • State-specific advocacy
  • Storytelling and other public opportunities for culture change
  • Mentorships for organizers

We are based in Portland, OR, but serve prisoners in 43 states and have volunteers spread across the US, Canada, and the UK.