PACE (Positive Actions Create Everything) is a writing group at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville CA.  Below are two submissions.

To our dear family! My name is Yekaterina and I am an inmate in California Medical. A MTF transgender, a member of our PACE group here for LGBTQ. We are looking to reach out and connect with all of our family. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Love, Robert Foster #J-95383

Dearest friends, In these walls times can be really hard. There are so many obstacles that keep us down. Being in the LGBTQIA community puts a bigger target. Me personally I was attacked by an inmate in a chow hall because of being transgender. But being in the PACE group has made it easier for me to have an outlet. It has given me the chance to just be me. Being positive can help with sharing with others. Candice Crowder #AV6869

Both writers can be reached at PO Box 2000 Vacaville CA 95696 or write D Miller LCSW 1600 California Dr. Vacaville CA 95696

Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is

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