We serve with love and compassion.
Our mission is to ensure the safety and dignity of the incarcerated & formerly incarcerated TGNC/LGBQIA+ community. Freedom Overground serves to amplify the voices of incarcerated TGNC/LGBQIA+ people by empowering them before, during, and after incarceration.
Our Vision is to actively decolonize the criminal justice system, creating a world where our services are no longer necessary.
un·der·ground e·con·o·my (noun)
Also called black market or shadow economy, is a clandestine market or series of transactions that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of non-compliant behavior with an institutional set of rules
For thousands of years, Indigenous communities lived peacefully without the need for police, jails, lawyers, or any elements of the criminal justice system as we know it today. If someone committed a crime, they were held accountable to whoever was harmed, as well as the entire community. How were they able to accomplish what is considered impossible today? The path to abolition requires us to look at the Indigenous tribes, and the foundation of their community.
From birth, the 7 sacred teachings have been ingrained in every aspect of life, by Indigenous tribes for millennia. These sacred teachings go by many names across the globe but principles remain the same. The 7 Sacred Teaching are the basis for all of our organizing, programs, and community partnerships as we work to decolonize and ultimately abolish the prison industrial complex.
While grants cover our programs and business expenses, they often do not cover direct support to individuals. We are seeking funds to provide direct support for our incarcerated community. These funds will be used for food, hygiene products, communication supplies, books, and phone service or email services.
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Your letters help save lives. Many TGNC prisoners are most often abandoned by family or loved ones. Once prison staff realizes that a prisoner has no one on the outside to advocate for them, the prisoner becomes a target for neglect, abuse, and worse. The simple act of sending cards and letters actually helps build a small bubble of protection against abusive correctional officers while providing much needed emotional support.
Yes, we need volunteers and service donations. Do you have a skill, service, or product that you would like to share? We are always in need of some extra helping hands . Reach out today.