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 PE 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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Activists Protest Rural Prison Building
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Politicians want to open a new federal prison in rural Kentucky. These activists have better ideas.
Prison Ecology Project
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If you live or work in or near a prison, jail or detention facility that is a source of contamination in your community, please get in touch with us. Thank you....