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.

Check out our partners at The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons


Prison Ecology Project Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Jul 17, 2015 | by admin

The Human Rights Defense Center’s Prison Ecology Project is creating tools to dismantle toxic prisons. We are the only group focused on the intersection of environment and mass incarceration. Your contributions will provide needed start-up funds for on-the-ground work to bridge the gap between criminal justice reform and environmental movements.

Click here to visit the Prison Ecology Project’s Indiegogo crowdfunding page.

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