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RHODE ISLAND PROSTITUTION LAWS

  1. 1896 Prostitution
  2. 1909 Prostitution
  3. 1923 Prostitution
  4. 1938 Prostitution
  5. 1956 Prostitution
  6. Massage Licensing 2020
  7. Overview of RI State Prostitution_Etc. Law Changes
  8. The History of Sex Work Law in Rhode Island
  9. Rhode Island House considers creating a study commission to examine laws on sex work
  10. The History of Prostitution in Rhode Island-

 

RHODE ISLAND AT A GLANCE

  1. Methodology- coming soon
  2. Policing-Modern-Day-Slavery-Carceral-Care-in-Rhode-Island
  3. Policing “Modern Day Slavery” & Carceral Care in Rhode Island- coming soon
  4. Federal- coming soon
  5. Prostitution Charges- coming soon
  6. Pandering Charges- coming soon
  7. State Trafficking Charges_Youth – coming soon
  8. State Felony Summary- coming soon
  9. Police and Other Authority Figures- coming soon
  10. Violence- coming soon

 

COYOTE’s RESEARCH DATA

  1. Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women- Coyote RI Survey Collection
  2. Pembroke  – Sex Work in the US After FOSTA (April 2018-19) Survey Quantitative Data
  3. Pembroke- Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States Survey 2017
  4. Trafficking and the Sex Industry in Rhode Island Survey- 2014-2016

 

COYOTE PUBLICATIONS & PODCASTS

  1. The New Virtual Crackdown on Sex Workers’ Rights: Perspectives from the United States– April 2019
  2. After FOSTA Impact Report
  3. Global Implications Of FOSTA
  4. Texas Christian University Presentation- Sept 2018
  5. How Abolition gets Trafficked Sept 2018
  6. The Effects of Polaris Project in Rhode Island – Coyote RI
  7. Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States- 2017
  8. “We Don’t Need Your Pity, We Need Our Rights:” Understanding the Experiences of Sex Workers within the HIV Continuum of Care in the United States
  9. Policing Modern Day Slavery 2014-2016
  10. 10 Years After Re-Criminalization
  11.  decriminalize now
  12. Decarceral alliances in the fight to decriminalize sex work
  13. Royce Presentation  Transnational  Sex Workers Justice by Yanhoo Cho
  14.  COYOTES project, tracking the trafficking money.
  15. What Are Your COVID Rules?
  16. A Brief History of Prostitution – Geisha Diaries
  17. Bella Robinson and Naomi Blech- Storycorps– 
  18. Recent Prostitution Raids Demonstrate how Anti-Prostitution Rhetoric Harms Victims
  19. COYOTE RI’s Sex Worker Story Telling Series Podcasts- 
  20. Sex Worker Story Telling Podcast
  21. 2021 COYOTE RI IDTEVASW Memorial List
  22. How Many Sex Trafficking Headlines are Bogus? Lots of them!

RI STATS

  1. RHODE ISLAND State Statistics Overview Operation Do the Math 2017
  2. Operation Do The Math 2016 Stats
  3. Operation do the Math 2017
  4. RI DOC 2020 Annual Population Report
  5. RHODE ISLAND POLICE DON’T JUST MAKE ARRESTS. SOME ALSO ACT AS PROSECUTORS.  
  6. ACLU Report: RI lawmakers created 170 new crimes, harsher penalties since 2000
  7. ***PART VI – Graphs/ charts and spreadsheets – US arrests for prostitution 1981 to 2016 by age and gender***
  8. Operation do the Math 2017PART V-A DO THE MATH FAST FACTS I- FOR SEX TRAFFICKING- COUNTERING THE BS WITH GOVERNMENT STATISTICS 2017 
  9. USDA reported that 11 percent of households in Rhode Island are food insecure
  10. According to state court records, from 2009 to 2015, there were 118 charges against sex sellers; sixty-five against sex buyers, and thirty-nine against traffickers.

 

COYOTE TRAINING MATERIALS

  1. Know your Rights Cards (English)
  2. Know Your Rights Cards (Korean)
  3. Know Your Rights Cards (Mandarin Chinese)
  4. Know Your Rights Cards -Portuguese
  5. How To Be An Ally to Sex Workers (English)
  6. How to be an Ally to Sex Workers (Korean)
  7. How to be an Ally to Sex Workers (Mandarin Chinese)
  8. Best Practices for Connecting “People in the Sex Industry” with Services (English)
  9. Best Practices for Connecting “People in the Sex Industry” with Services (Mandarin Chinese)
  10. Best Practices for Connecting “People in the Sex Industry” with Services (Korean) 
  11. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Enforcement at the Airport
  12. An Activists Guide to Online Safety and Privacy
  13. NERC Amnesty Decrim Policy 2019 presentation

SUGGESTED READING

  1. Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public HealthSHAH &. CUNNINGHAM 
  2. People in Alaska’s Sex Trade- Their Lived Experiences And Policy Recommendations
  3. THE MODEL PENAL CODE & SEX WORK CRIMINALIZATION Derek J. Demeri*
  4. Welcome to the New Jim Crow Virtual Timeline Exhibit- and Resources Used for Exhibit
  5. Sex worker “focused” is not sex worker-led
  6. National ACLU calls for decriminalization of sex work; cites Rhode Island’s experience- 
  7. Beyond Strange Bedfellows How the “War on Trafficking” Was Made to Unite the Left and Right
  8. The Consequences of Misinformation about Sex Work and Sex Workers by NWSP December 2021
  9. Are You Being Sex Trafficked?
  10. Decriminalizing Sex Work – Policython Brief
  11. Coyote RI- Student- Intern Research
  12. The_Trafficking_in_Persons_Report_A_game
  13. Professor Explores Dark Side of the Anti-Trafficking Movement
  14. Decriminalizing Sex Work – Policython Brief
  15. Over-Policing Sex Trafficking: How U.S. Law Enforcement Should Reform Operations 
  16. Quitting the Sex Trade: Keeping Narratives inside the Debates on Prostitution Policy and Legislation– 
  17. International Journal of Drug PolicyVolume 70,
  18. Duplicitous Freedom: Moral and Material Care Work in Anti-Trafficking Rescue and Rehabilitation 
  19. Protecting the Health and Rights of Sex Workers in the US and globally
  20. Condoms as evidence of prostitution in the United States and the criminalization of sex work- 2013
  21. Examining the Lasting Impact of SESTA
  22. Over-Policing Sex Trafficking: How U.S. Law Enforcement Should Reform Operations Human rights clinic- University of Southern California

Recommended Reading-Syllabus 2 [link]

Sex Worker Syllabus and Toolkit for Academics [link]

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“We Don’t Need Your Pity, We Need Our Rights:” Understanding the Experiences of Sex Workers within the HIV Continuum of Care in the United States

Julianna Brown April 20, 2018, Health and Human Biology

 

Prosperity Now Scorecard highlights strengths and weaknesses in Rhode Island’s ability to help families prosper- Feb 8th, 2018

There’s Now A Study Backing Up Link Between Police Shootings, Racial Segregation- Feb 8th, 2018

Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized Study also finds racial disparities in rates of citations issued to African Americans and whites in cities that provided demographic data

ACLU Report: RI lawmakers created 170 new crimes, harsher penalties since 2000– Jan 30th, 2018

Prostitution decriminalized: Rhode Island’s experiment  BY ELANA GORDON- August 3rd, 2017

Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah-2017  MS21721manuscript

Decriminalizing prostitution could ‘dramatically’ reduce sexual violence and STI transmission, finds study Dec 20th, 2017

 

Trending Globally: Politics and Policy – Episode 4 – Sex Work Is Work- Dec 2016

Sex workers’ rights activist Bella Robinson (Coyote RI)  and sociologist and Watson postdoctoral fellow Elena Shih discuss the “trafficking” and “rescue” narratives muddying the reality of what sex work is–and what sex workers really need.

I am a former escort. Trust me, criminalizing prostitution doesn’t help Matthew Lawrence November 3rd, 2016

Donna Hughes, URI professor of sex worker demonization

Major props to Emily Schell,  another Brown University student that we had the pleasure of collaborating with this semester.- May 2016  https://decriminalizenow.wordpress.com

BRIGHT STAR  May 11th, 2016

Prostitution and Sex Work-December 2015

Policing Identity: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the PIC (A Recap in Tweets) APRIL 27, 2015 by CHERISE MORRIS

EXAMINING RHODE ISLAND’S PROSTITUTION AND SEX TRAFFICKING LAWS– March 7th, 2016

Donna Hughes, URI professor of sex worker demonization

Happy Endings? (1:14)

‘Happy Endings?’ is a documentary that explores the Asian Massage Parlor industry in Providence, RI. Follow ‘Heather’ a Korean immigrant, who opens a spa in August 2005, in a state where a loophole in the law does not make the exchange of sex for money a crime, as long as it happens “behind closed doors”.