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.
A comment period for the federal prison plan on a coal mine site in Letcher County, KY opened again on September 30, 2017. You can send a letter to the Bureau of Prisons once again. We are also telling Congress to look at the DOJ recommendation to cancel this project. Our opposition has driven the BOP back to the drawing board twice now, and the plan is still a losing deal for the local community, prisoners, and wildlife.