I am writing to you on behalf of the Alliance Group at SCI Smithfield. We are officially recognized by the prison. Its handbook states: “The SCI Smithfield LGBTQI and Allies Group is a month support group composed on inmates, staff and community representatives interested in inclusion and diversity, as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity. The mission of the group is to create a supportive environment and promote equality within and beyond the walls of SCI Smithfield.”
We sponsored a public health seminar on HIV/AIDS that was well attended by other inmates. We had outside speakers from Philadelphia FIGHT [a comprehensive health organization] and hope to sponsor another seminar on violence soon.
What we need from those beyond the walls is support. We can receive reading materials, old or new, hardback or soft back, even internet pages. Please consider helping us. You can contact me. Stephen Wilson #LB8480, PO Box 999, 1120 Pike St. Huntingdon PA 16652