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

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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A Public Statement on Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration

A Public Statement on Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration

One Voice: The Impact of Coronavirus on Incarcerated People, their Families, and Their Communities. INTRODUCTION Coronavirus is here and it is not leaving any time soon. The Federal government has no unified strategy. The White House flippantly minimizes warnings that...

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The Cranky Queer: HIV activist and wellness writer

The Cranky Queer: HIV activist and wellness writer

SWOP Behind Bars cofounder Alex Andrews recently stumbled upon JD Davids' blog/book-in-progress The Cranky Queer.  Davids’ “perspectives are shaped by decades bridging health education, medical & research advocacy (including alongside or up against NIH and CDC...

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