Prison Ecology Project

The mission of the Prison Ecology Project is to map the intersections of mass incarceration and environmental degradation, and create action plans to address the multitude of problems found there.

The Prison Ecology Project addresses issues such as: damage of sewage and industrial waste from overpopulated and under-regulated prisons into to water ways; threats to listed species by the ongoing construction and operation of prisons in remote, environmentally-sensitive rural areas; and environmental justice concerns regarding prisoners, staff and surrounding communities.

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Apr 22, 2016 | by admin
  1. Karen mills says:

    Can you give me some insight on the quality of Graterford State Correctional facility? I read an article approximately 1 year ago that the water has high levels of chemicals. These chemicals are known cancer starters.

    Please advise
    Thank you
    KM

    • Garnett Robins-Baughman says:

      Dear Karen Mills – Thank you for your inquiry. Your question about toxic conditions at the facility in Pennsylvania is best handled by the Prison Ecology Project at the Human Rights Defense Center. At Just Future Project we focus on pre-crime preventative detention systems, so we regret that your request is outside the scope of our expertise. Toxic and inhumane prison conditions are a deep public health human rights problem in the United States. We wish you the absolute best luck in finding someone who can help you answer the question that you raised and shed light on the issue you raised at the Graterford State Correctional facility in Pennsylvania.