Here are five things you can do today to help build the #PrisonEcology movement and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
Many of you have likely seen the news by now of the latest toxic prison atrocity, where prisoners in Flint have been lied to and stuck using contaminated water. We know this is not an isolated phenomenon—things like this are happening in prisons all over the country.
By now, much of the world knows that politicians like Michigan Governor Rick Synder sat on their hands while knowing that public water was poisoning the residents of Flint with lead and Legionnaire’s Disease.
A new jail in Pensacola is being considered for 26 acres which was home to the Escambia Wood Treating Company (ETC) who was found to have contaminated an underground aquifer and hundreds of thousands of tons of soil.
Near 10,000 people held in this private prisons complex requires treating between 750,000 to one million gallons of water every day in drought-stricken Pinal County.
Pope Francis to visit prison with history of environmental problems
One hundred and seventy-five environmental and social justice organizations, including HRDC's Prison Ecology Project, sent a letter to the Obama administration today opposing a set of proposed regulations that would place crippling burdens on citizens who petition to protect imperiled animals and plants under the Endangered Species Act.
HRDC's Prison Ecology Project files an updated comment on the Bureau of Prisons' final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Letcher County plan
This article represents an environmental epidemic among prisons nationwide, and indicates exactly why “the greenest prison is an empty one” ... The cache of state records obtained by the Human Rights Defense Center here reveals that roughly half-a-million gallons of sewage water and other contaminates have been dumped from the Monroe prison’s wastewater system over the last eight years, polluting rivers and wetlands in the Puget Sound watershed.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Human Rights Defense Center sent letters urging the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Fish and Wildlife to oppose a new maximum-security prison in Letcher County.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is planning an expansion into Letcher County, Kentucky.