About Niara


In November of 2012, Niara was sentenced to 25-50 years in prison for the self-defense murder of a john. Throughout her trial and sentencing, the media engaged in transmisogynist attacks on her character, disrespecting her gender identity and blaming her for defending herself from an attacker. Since being arrested, Niara has had to defend herself against transphobic violence in the prison system and has only been punished and put in solitary after fighting off men trying to abuse her. Despite constant attacks from prison officials and predatory inmates, Niara has continued to struggle with dignity in the most inhumane conditions.


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  1. I’m helping organize a new International day of solidarity with trans prisoners that we’re just starting this year. I hope it’s ok I’ve added links and info about Niara to our page, so people organize events can help support and get the word out — http://www.transprisoners.net Let me know if there’s any specific support work you’d like people to do on this day in support of Niara. Thanks!!
    Cindy Crabb doriszine@yahoo.com

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