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Collection #113

Judy Greenspan Papers

Record:113
Date:1988 - 2005 (Bulk 1995 - 2005)
Size:13 feet

Provenance

The collection was donated by Judy Greenspan in 2007.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless (1) the persons are publicly known as gay and HIV positive, or (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection. The collection contains client files and may also contain other forms of personally identifiable information. Researchers must redact any such information in consideration of the privacy of individuals as described above.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of inmate medical records, correspondence, and legal documents. To search for specific inmate names please speak with the archivist.
Additionally, the collection holds prison newsletters, conference books, literature on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted diseases, and LGBT issues in prisons. While the collection concentrates primarily on the California prison system, there is also material on prisons in other US states and Canada.

History or Bio

Judy Greenspan is a prisoner rights activist concentrating on HIV/AIDS inmates in California. In 1991, Judy moved to California, joining (the original) San Francisco ACT UP. She later founded the HIV/AIDS in Prison Project of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, an advocacy group working on behalf of women with HIV and AIDS. The group was critically important in improving medical care in the prison system and was instrumental in making the Vacaville medical prison a model for HIV health care. The group also worked to improve procedures for the compassionate release of dying prisoners.
In 1998, her project closed due to lack of funding, but was absorbed by California Prison Focus, a statewide prisoners’ rights organization. Undaunted by the end of one program, Judy continued her advocacy and organized the HIV/Hepatitis C in Prison (HIP) Committee within California Prison Focus.
Judy’s last visit to women prisoners (August 2005) ended with a phone call from her doctor informing her that she had breast cancer. Her diagnosis and her first year teaching elementary school have forced her to pull back from her prisoner advocacy.

Boxes 1 and 2

1-68. Folders of records and correspondence of individually named inmates at Corcoran State Prison.

Box 3

69-92. Folders  are records and correspondence of individually named  inmates at Corcoran State Prison.
93-103. Folders are records and correspondence with individually named inmates at Chowchilla, CA.

Box 4

104-125. Folders are records and correspondence of individually named inmates at Chowchilla.
126-135. Folders are records and correspondence of individually named inmates at Vacaville Prison.
136-138. California Medical Facility.

Box 5

139-146.  California Men’s Colony
147-151. California State Prison – San Quentin
152. California Institute for Men
153. California Institute for Men
154. California Institute for Women
155. California Institute for Women
156. Mole Creek State Prison
157. Mole Creek State Prison
158. Northern California Women’s Facility
159. Federal Correctional Institute
160. Washington State Prison
161. Delaware Correctional Center
162. Jessup Correctional Institute
163. Santa Clara County Jail
164. Hoke Correctional Institute
165. Kingsbury County Jail
166. Otisville Correctional Facility – NYS
167. South Woods State Prison
168. Federal Medical Center – Carswell
169-178. Correspondence with inmates in unlisted institutions.
179. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (individual inmate).
180. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (individual inmate).
181. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (1 of 11)
182. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (2 of 11)
183. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (3 of 11)
184. No folder #184

Box 6

185. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (4 of 11)
186. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (5 of 11)
187. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (6 of 11)
188. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (7 of 11)
189. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (8 of 11)
190. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla (9 of 11)
191. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla – Lawsuit (10 of 11)
192. Central California Women’s Facility, Chowchilla – Deaths (11 of 11)
193. California Medical Facility, Vacaville (1 of 5)
194. California Medical Facility, Vacaville (2 of 5)
195. California Medical Facility, Vacaville (3 of 5)
196. California Medical Facility, Vacaville (4 of 5)
197. California Medical Facility, Vacaville – Peer Education (5 of 5)
198. Valley State Prison For Women, Chowchilla (1 of 3)
199. Valley State Prison For Women, Chowchilla (2 of 3)
200. Valley State Prison For Women, Chowchilla (3 of 3)

Box 7

201. Prisoner Peer Education (1 of 5)
202. Prisoner Peer Education (2 of 5)
203. Prisoner Peer Education (3 of 5)
204. Prisoner Peer Education (4 of 5)
205. Prisoner Peer Education (5 of 5)
206. Prisoner Peer Education – New York State
207. Prisoner Peer Education – PLACE – FCI Dublin
208. HIV National AIDS Update Conference
209. Conference Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex
210. International AIDS Conference – 1996
211. Tenth International Conference on AIDS – 1994
212. Commissioner’s Task Force on HIV/STD Prevention – 1997
213. Community Health Center Conference – 1999
214. AIDS Counseling and Education Program (ACE) – 1993
215. National AIDS Treatment Advocates Forum – 2000
216. National Minority Aids Council – 2000
217. National Strategy Meeting – 2000
218. International Women’s Day – 1997
219. Amnesty International – 1998
220. National HIV Prison Meeting – 2000
221. American Civil Liberties Union Foundation – 1998
222. North American AIDS Treatment Action Forum – 2001
223. Forum for Collaborative HIV Research – 2001
224. National Commission on Correctional Health Care – 1992-1996
225. National AIDS Update Conference – 1996-1997
226. Second Annual Conference on Rural HIV/AIDS Issues in California – 1998
227. National AIDS Treatment Advocates Forum (NATAF) – 1998
228. Catholic Charities Conference – 2000

Box 8

229. Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants Conference (C.U.R.E) – 1999
230. World Newsletter – 1992-2001
231. PASAN Newsletter – 1996-1999
232. OUT! Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention Newsletter – 1992-1994
233. California Prison Focus (1 of 3) – 1997-2006
234. Prison Publications 1991-2000
235. Ultra Violet Newsletter – 1994-1995
236. HIV Education Project Newsletter – 1999-2000
237. Fire Inside Newsletter – 1996-1999
238. Third Force Newsletter – 1994-1995
239. Voices from Inside Newsletter (Originals)
240. Prisoner with AIDS Newsletter 1988-1998 (1 of 3)
241. Prisoner with AIDS Newsletter 1988-1998 (2 of 3)
242. Prisoner with AIDS Newsletter 1988-1998 (3 of 3)
243. Prison News Service Newsletter 1992-1997 (1 of 2)
244. Prison News Service Newsletter 1992-1997 (2 of 2)
245. Awareness News Newsletter 2000-2002
246. Women in Prison Publications 1989-1992
247. AIDS Publications 1992-2000
248. Sinister Wisdom Publication 2003-2004
249. Canada AIDS Society 1997
250. Canada AIDS in Prison 1994-2002
251. 8th Annual Round Table on Women in Prison 1996

Box 9

252. Correctional HIV Consortium 1998
253. HIV/AIDS in Prisons: Final Report (Canada) 1996
254. HIV/STD Harm Reduction for the Incarcerated Population
255. Legal Aspects of Transsexualism
256. With the Power of Justice in Our Eyes Handbook
257. Clinical Trials In Correctional Settings – Brown University
258. Legislative Hearings on Conditions of Confinement for California Women 2000
259. California Legislature – Chowchilla October 2000
260. AIDS Substance Abuse and Health Volume 1
261. AIDS Substance Abuse and Health Volume 2
262. Voices From Within
263. HIV in Incarcerated Men
264. HIV/STD Harm Reduction for the Incarcerated Population
265. Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) (1 of 2) See Box 12, Folder 369
266. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education (GLSEN)
267. Institute for Community Health Outreach
268. Project Notice 1997
269. Project Notice 1996
270. National Organizations Responding to AIDS
271. Women Speak Out Event
272. Human Rights for Prisoners Demonstration
273. Queer Women & Men United in Support of Political Prisoners (Q.U.I.S.P)
274. Justice Policy Institute
275. Women In Prison Fact Sheets
276. Women’s Prison Book Project
277. Critical Resistance
278. Coalition on HIV and Prisoners (C.O.H.A.P)
279. Project Alerta

Box 10

280. AIDS – Lesbians
281. Alabama HIV Segregation
282. HIV/AIDS Legislation 2000
283. Lesbian HIV/AIDS Prevention
284. Articles – AIDS in Prison
285. Women’s AIDS Network
286. Tuberculosis Epidemic
287. Silent Epidemic
288. Latino Prisoners with AIDS
289. HIV Prevention Articles
290. World Health Organization Guidelines on HIV
291. HIV – Hepatitis C
292. Hepatitis C – Protective Housing Unit
293. Hepatitis
294. Hepatitis in Prison
295. HIV – Kidney Failure
296. Infectious Disease Management Technical Reference manual September 1997
297. HIV, AIDS and Reproductive Health
298. National Hepatitis C in Prison Coalition
299. New York HIV in Prison
300. HIV Related Documents
301. Condoms
302. Restitution Hearing
303. Rosenkrantz vs. Davis
304. Booty Bandit Trial
305. Harris vs. Thigpen
306. California Department of Corrections – Parole Services
307. Assembly Bill 29
308. Grants
309. Paul Redd’s Proposal
310. Community Component Lawsuit
311. Juvenile Justice

Box 11

312. Medical Care in Prisons
313. Canadian Fact Sheets – HIV in Prison
314. Puerto Rican Political Prisoners
315. California Prison Brutality
316. Youth Crimes
317. San Diego Resources
318. AIDS in Prison – Illinois
319. Women in Prison
320. Clinical Drug Trials
321. Media Ban 1996
322. LGBT Issues
323. Transgender Issues
324. Transgender Issues – California Medical Facility (1995-1998)
325. Transpeople In Prison (1992-1997)
326. Letters (1 of 2)
327. Letters (2 to 2)
328. Dear Abby Letters (1 of 3) – Donation
329. Dear Abby Letters (2 of 3) – Compassionate Release
330. Dear Abby Letters (3 of 3)
331. San Francisco Dance-A-Thon (1998)
332. Prisoners Fight AIDS Walk-A-Thon (1997)
333. Prisoner Awareness Week – Evergreen State College (1998)
334. Craft’s Fair (1998 – contains photos and negatives)
335. Holiday Benefit (1998 – contains photos)

Box 12

336. Advocacy letters
337. Compassionate Release (1 of 2)
338. Compassionate Release (2 of 2)
339. Secure 1000 Lawsuit
340. Parole Board Campaign
341. Pelican Bay Violence
342. Prisoner Statements
343. CDC Classification Hearing
344. Bernard Volker Interview
345. Article for “States of Confinement”
346. Group Inmate Appeal
347. Interns
348. Transgender Issues – Torey Tuesday South
349. Records of individual named inmate
350. Skilled Nursing Facility
351. Records of individual named inmate
352. Live Oak Community Correctional Facility
353. New College
354. University of Santa Cruz
355. DC Meeting with Donna Shalala
356. Atlanta CDC Conference
357. California Prison Focus (1 of 2)
358. California Prison Focus (2 of 2)
359. California Coalition for Women
360. James Markunas Society
361. CDC Housing Policy
362. CDC Seraprevalence Study
363. California Department of Corrections (CDC)
364. Committee on Public Safety Report
365. Project Recognition – 1999
366. Fresno Speaker
367. Hatcher Center for Human Rights
368. Project Notice 1995
369. Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (See Box 9, Folder 265) (2 of 2)
370. Records of individual named inmate
371. Family Council Meeting 2002
372. DC Council Hearing 1991
373. PARC Advisory Board 2000
374. Prisoner Advisory Board 1996
375. San Francisco Women and HIV Conference 1997
376. National Round Table HIV/AIDS in Prison 1993
377. Women in Prison Round Table 1996
378. National Skills Building Conference 1996
379. National Commission on Correctional Health Care Conference 1997

Box 13

380. Federal Correctional Facility
381. Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
382. San Quentin State Prison
383. California Men’s Colony
384. California Institution for Men
385. Georgia Department of Corrections – Law Suit
386. Massachusetts Prisoners
387. California Institute for Women
388. Central California’s Women Facility
389. Contra Costa County – sentencing
390. California State Prison – Corcoran
391. California state Prison – Corcoran
392. California state Prison – Corcoran
393. California state Prison – Corcoran
394. Corcoran trials 2000
395. Corcoran
396. Corcoran Correctional Facility
397. Corcoran Correspondence
398. California State Prison – Corcoran
399. Corcoran Interviews
400. Corcoran Prison
401. Corcoran Prison