n 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. Click here for quarter sheets about Niara’s case.
Herman Burton #KU1265
1111 Altamont Boulevard
Frackville, PA 17931-2699
[address the envelope to Herman Burton, but the letter to Niara or Peaches]