877-776-2004 Ext 555 swopbehindbars@gmail.com

Creating Community for Incarcerated Sex Workers

A chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)

Mission Statement

SWOP Behind Bars uses a harm reduction framework to offer various resources, community-building projects, educational programs, and advocacy to end violence and stigma against sex workers in the criminal justice system.  This includes those currently incarcerated and those seeking re-entry services.

The SBB Community Support Line

If you are in trouble in North America, call us and we can help you get access to what you need.

1-877-776-2004, extension 1  

Chat for Support 

This feature is designed to give our community members an opportunity to engage with peer support quickly and privately.  Simply click on the floating red icon on the bottom right of our website and you will be connected with an agent who will be happy to answer questions or assist you in finding the resources you need.  This feature was launched right after the COVID 19 crisis began, and has been a great success in reaching folks that don’t have access to a phone or prefer to text. 

Our Blog

SBB Co-Director to Give MASS NOW Webinar

SBB Co-Director to Give MASS NOW Webinar

Dr. Jill McCracken (University of South FL St. Petersrburg), co-director of SWOP Behind Bars and co-facilitator of SWOP Tampa Bay will be giving a virtual talk on sex work policies for the Massachusetts National Organization of Women.  It;s always a great sign of...

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Denver’s Hunt for “Victims” or Sex Workers?

Denver’s Hunt for “Victims” or Sex Workers?

Article by Eris Brianna Boyd, 2011 Denver police are potentially wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money and distorting facts while trying to find the elusive “victims” of a crime that is being blown immensely out of proportion. Police officials are...

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SWOP Launches Chat Feature for Supporting Sex Workers

SWOP Launches Chat Feature for Supporting Sex Workers

Last week SWOP Behind Bars launched its chat for support feature on its website.  This feature will help us reach more sex workers who are unwilling to call traditional hotlines for crisis support.  Within a few minutes of launching, we were able to connect with a...

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10 Facts about 2019 Taxes

10 Facts about 2019 Taxes

  Any individual who files a 2019 tax return and made LESS THAN 75K in 2019 will get a stimulus check for $1200.  Any couple who files a 2019 tax return and made LESS THAN 150K will get a stimulus check for $2400. If you have a child - and qualify as the guardian...

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Woodhull and SWOP Behind Bars Sex Worker Support Fund

Woodhull and SWOP Behind Bars Sex Worker Support Fund

  I know we are all doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families and elders. Like you, I'm worried. I'm worried about my family and friends in my beloved New York City and Texas. And I'm worried about the sex workers that I know, whose work, health,...

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Ten Things to Know about the IRS COVID 19 Stimulus Package

Ten Things to Know about the IRS COVID 19 Stimulus Package

--Alex Andrews If you are a US citizen, filing a tax return is a process that a lot of us put off to the last minute and it's not unusual for someone who is making very little income to not even bother to file. Many senior citizens, folks who are on disability or...

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