Join the Fight to Free Sarah Jane Baker
Join our campaign to fight for the release of Sarah Jane Baker, a political prisoner and trans rights activist. Together, we can make a difference.
We will be gathering outside of Westminster Magistrates Court from 10AM on the 17th of August to show our support for and solidarity with Sarah who will be appearing via video link for a case management hearing for her upcoming trial
Sarah's trial will be taking place on the 31st of August at City of London Magistrates Court. We will be gathering outside and attending the trial. Please come along to show your love and support
An exhibition containing Sarah's original artwork and works by her friends and fellow artists is being organised. Please stay tuned for updates and contact us if you'd like to get involved!
We will be holding letter writing workshops to contact Sarah. In addition if you want to write to her at any point please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass your message onto her
Write a letter to your MP
Either write your own letter to your MP requesting Sarah's release, or use the template we have created below:
[First Name] [Last Name]
[First line of address/ or ‘No Fixed Abode’]
Dear [MP’s name],
I am writing to you as my local Member of Parliament because I am deeply concerned about the
imprisonment of trans activist Sarah Jane Baker following a speech she made at Trans Pride
London. Sarah was charged with a public order offence but subsequently found not guilty by
Judge Tan Ikram, at City of London magistrates court on 31st August 2023. Despite her proven
innocence and her not being considered a risk to the public, Sarah is still incarcerated and is
likely to remain so until at least Spring 2024. This is a clear case of injustice.
I believe that her treatment is part of a pattern of political and media stigmatisation of trans
people. The Met Police initially found that the case warranted no further action. However, Sarah
was charged after a campaign by the right wing press and an intervention from Home Secretary
Suella Braverman, who advocated for Sarah's arrest. This political interference has meant that
Sarah has not just lost her liberty, despite having demonstrated no propensity to violence since
her initial release, but it has led to Sarah being put at great risk of harm in prison.
I am particularly worried about Sarah Jane Baker being held in a male prison, which has already
exposed her to violence and sexual assault. She is a vulnerable person who must be
immediately transferred to a women's prison. Sarah talked openly at her trial in August about
what she's facing in prison currently, which includes constant violence and threats of violence
and rape from other prisoners because she is transgender, as well as a lack of access to basic
hygiene because it is not safe for her to use showering facilities.
I would be grateful if you could raise these issues in parliament. I believe Sarah deserves fair
treatment from the legal system which cannot happen if anti-trans political agendas are allowed
to interfere. I would like to hear your position on this issue and what you think should be done
about this and who should be responsible for this action. Thank you for your time and
[your full name]
More information can be found at the Free Sarah Jane Baker campaign website,