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Collection #113

Judy Greenspan Papers

Record:113
Date:1988 - 2005 (Bulk 1995 - 2005)
Size:17 ft. 2 in.

Provenance

The collection was donated by Judy Greenspan in 2007. Greenspan made an additional donation (boxes 14 – 24) in 2019.

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 relates to the experiences of incarcerated persons with HIV/AIDS and consists of medical records, correspondence, and legal documents, in addition to prison newsletters, conference books, literature on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, and LGBTQ 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’s activism concentrated on the rights of incarcerated persons with HIV/AIDS 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 those incarcerated and dying of HIV/AIDS.

In 1998, her project closed due to lack of funding, but was absorbed by California Prison Focus, a statewide rights organization for those incarcerated. 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 incarcerated women (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 forced her to pull back from her advocacy.

Greenspan retired from teaching as of 2019 and continues to reside in the Bay Area.

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

Box 14

402. Anthology Correspondence
403. Anthology
404. Voices From the Inside, Anthology
405. New Submissions to be Typed
406. Sinister Wisdom
407. If I Could Tell The Children: From the Pens of Prisoners

Box 15

408. Sack 6 Mailing 1
409. If I Could Tell the Children Anthology & Submissions
410. If I Could Tell the Children
411. WWP Conference 2006
412. Prison Poems; Submissions for Tell the Children Anthology
413. National Fight Back Conference World Worker’s Party
414. Anthology Correspondence 2005
415. Correspondence 2004 – Book
416. Bio Information
417. Correspondence, Name Withheld

Box 16

418. 2004 Submissions to Type
419. Anthology Correspondence
420. Anthology Correspondence
421. Gay Prisoner Parole
422. No Pride in Davis (2002)
423. AIDS/Prison Articles
424. Rocky Rushina Contra Costa Times
425. AIDS in Prison Roundtable

Box 17

426. Chain 1992-93 Prison Issues
427. HIV Behind Bars National AIDS Update
428. ACT UP News
429. Prison Issues 1993-94
430. Lesbian/Gays in Prison
431. Prisoner Testimony National Commission on AIDS

Box 18

432. Dee Farmer Letters & Writing
433. Criminalization, Vol II
434. Harris v Thigpen Alabama HIV Case
435. Bruce Lee
436. ACT UP & Prison

Box 19

437. AB3093 Letters
438. Assembly Bill 3093, Vol. I
439. Assembly Bill 3093 Compassionate Release, Vol II
440. California Legislature Wed., Oct. 11th, 2000
441. Symposium on HIV, HCV & Corrections
442. Emerging Issues in Correctional Health
443. Speak-Out

Box 20

444. AFSCME
445. Tip Committee
446. Bunny Knuckles
447. Walkathon Place
448. Untitled
449. Media Coverage Chowchilla (copies)
450. Correspondence, Name Withheld
451. Correspondence, Name Withheld
452. Correspondence, Name Withheld
453. Correspondence, Name Withheld
454. Correspondence, Name Withheld
455. Correspondence, Name Withheld

Box 21

456. Correspondence, Name Withheld
457. Correspondence, Name Withheld
458. Correspondence, Name Withheld
469. Correspondence, Name Withheld
460. Correspondence, Name Withheld
461. Correspondence, Name Withheld

Note: Two folders removed (see Unfoldered Items below)

Box 22

462. Correspondence, Name Withheld
463. Correspondence, Name Withheld
464. Lonnie Sappington
465. Correspondence, Name Withheld
466. Correspondence, Name Withheld
467. Correspondence, Name Withheld
468. Peter Hazidakis
469. Cynthia Greene
470. Raymond Smith
471. Regina Edwards

Box 23

472. Michelle Flores W43152
473. Media Access SB434
474. Schumate Trial
475. Demonstration 10/4/97
476. HIV Prisoner Speakout 1998
477. Dorothy Ware
478. Linda Cortez
479. Compassionate Release CCWF
480. Compassionate Release CCWF
481. Media Campaign Medical Parole
482. Letters in Support of AB1408

Box 24

483. AB 1408 – Villaraigosa 1995, Vol. I
484. AB 1408 – Villaraigosa 1995, Vol. II
485. AB 1408 – Compassionate Release, Vol. III
486. AIDS Lobby Day 1995

Unfoldered Items

Two folders removed from Box 21 and scanned due to water damage. Ask the archivist for access to PDFs.

Audio Tape list

Four audio cassettes in folder 443, not transferred.