Jonathan Kirkpatrick

    Jonathan covers harm reduction and re-entry. He’s incarcerated at Washington Corrections Center, where he’s a Teacher’s Assistant for re-entry workshops and trains peer educators in HIV and hepatitis C harm reduction. His writing has been published by the AppealTruthoutJewish Currents and the Seattle Journal of Social Justice. His Washington State Department of Corrections ID is #716850, and until WDOC corrects a 29-year-old paperwork error his name in Securus is “Jonathon.”

    As Blake Decision Expires, New WA Drug Law Ushers in Two-Tier System

    On July 1, as Washington State’s embattled “Blake decision” expires, a new drug possession ...

    Medical Privacy Is Still Our Right in Prison, Unless It Involves Psych Meds

    Just before the pandemic hit, when my Washington Corrections Center (WCC) job assignment was ...

    WA Prisons Staffing Model Is Harmful. No Other States Use It. Why Keep It?

    Around 30 years ago, Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) took an unusual approach ...

    Allowing Vapes in Our Prison Would Be Violence Harm Reduction, Too

    Washington state banned public smoking on December 8, 2005. The Washington State Department of ...

    Harm Reduction Overlooks Hep A and B. They Matter Here in Prison.

    On May 7, UNAIDS called for prisoner access to harm reduction—medication for opioid use ...