Prisoners Call for Investigation into Alabama DOC Following Lethal Unrest at Holman

UPDATE 12/13/18: Additional incidents of violence occurred at Holman Correctional Facility on December 8 and 11 [reported to FTP directly by prisoners], further indicating the concept of a “Holman Project,” as explained below. According to a contact inside, the December 11 incident included “Correctional officers beating confined citizens and destroying personal property.” The following statement…

Prisoners File Unique Environmental Lawsuit Against New Federal Facility on Strip Mine Site in Kentucky

Press Release Contact: FightToxicPrisons@gmail.com [Lawyers, prisoners and community activists available for comment.] Photos below by Jordan Mazurek. All images available for public use, courtesy of Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons Washington, DC — Lawyers with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and the Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) have filed an unprecedented environmental lawsuit against the…

URGENT: Hurricane Michael Phone Zap!

Check here for updates on impacted facilities URGENT: Hurricane Michael Phone Zap Hurricane Michael, now a Category 4, is slated to be the worst hurricane to hit Florida in over 100 years and the the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) refuses to evacuate 15 state prisons in mandatory evacuation zones. We need your help putting…

URGENT: Hurricane Florence Phone Zap

(A potential Advanced Forecast to show the size of Florence). PHONE ZAP UPDATE 9/16 9:48pm EST Please Continue to call and DEMAND  South Carolina Prisoner have access to clean water!!! Reports from the inside per Jail Lawyers Speak: The biggest complaints of prisoners are power outages and water that is brown or greenish in Evans…

Protest Camp at Gainesville Prison Gates

Occupation Highlights Local Slave Contracts and National Prisoner Strike As of Saturday, September 1, members of Gainesville IWOC/IWW, Fight Toxic Prisons and Occupy ICE Tampa kicked off a full-time encampment in response to a call for an escalation of prisoner strike solidarity over the Labor Day weekend. Video produced by #OccupyPrisonsGNV supporter The site is…

Growing a Coalition to Stop The Heat

Merging Movements to Bring Climate Justice, Abolish ICE and End Prison Slavery from our partners at NationInside.org Larry McCollum was supposed to return home to his family after serving a two-year sentence for passing a bad check. Instead, he died of heatstroke in Hutchins State Jail near Dallas, Texas. McCollum spent his last moments trapped…

Fight Toxic Prisons supports ResistICE Nashville and No Exceptions Prison Collective Encampment at CoreCivic HQ in Nashville

Demonstrators Shut Down CoreCivic headquarters to Defend Families and Demand an End to Private Prisons NASHVILLE, TN—Dozens of demonstrators have taken the CoreCivic headquarters, shutting down the corporate offices of the notorious prison profiteer formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America. “CoreCivic is a human rights disaster in our own backyard,” said Jeannie Alexander of…

Surviving Toxic Prisons By Clinton “Nkechi” Walker

Surviving Toxic Prisons By Clinton “Nkechi” Walker Prisoner, PA Department of Corrections It’s a burdensome task surviving toxic prisons where the effect of the environment on a person’s spirit is like acid dripping on an individual’s flesh, searing the human qualities off a being. Policies and practices are constructed and saturated with inhumane substances that…

Groups Across Florida Join Juneteenth Call to Action Against Prison Slavery

Groups Across Florida Join Juneteenth Call to Action Against Prison Slavery Amidst Reports of Lockdowns, Strikes, Walkouts and Possible Resignation of FDOC’s Secretary Alachua County, FL – The Gainesville chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and the national Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) have joined the call, initiated by prisoners in Florida…

Fight Toxic Prisons celebrates Herman Bell’s Release!

Fight Toxic Prisons celebrates Herman Bell’s Release yesterday from the New York state prison system after 45 years, and hopes that we may be able to welcome him out in person at our annual Convergence coming up in June. Herman’s ability to connect the struggles between rural land defense and urban food justice through his…

Support Florida Prison Strikers

As people begin to emerge from confinement to find all of their property and gain time gone, they need support to know their efforts have not been in vain and to strengthen the message of solidarity that will carry this movement forward. Support comes in many forms: letters, phone calls, money, legal aid, stamps, writing…