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

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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Helen has Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Our incarcerated sex worker community has a member that just was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She will receive cancer treatment while in prison at Lowell Womens Correctional Institution where we already know that health care is horrible, inconsistent and...

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How prevalent is human trafficking in Polk Co, Florida?

How prevalent is human trafficking in Polk Co, Florida?

Reposted from The Lakeland Ledger Nov. 10 2019 Gary White Officials call Florida a hot spot for human trafficking, though reliable statistics are lacking. It’s also difficult to tell if law enforcement efforts have reduced trafficking. LAKELAND — Law enforcement...

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How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue

How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue

Reposted from Mother Jones July 5, 2019 Matt Cohen How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue Behind the grassroots movement that is turning decriminalization into a mainstream fight for the left. When Julia Salazar, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist...

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