Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings

Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings by FightToxicPrisons.org In the summer of 2016, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) coordinated a national mailing in solidarity with the prisoner strikes called for on the anniversary of the Attica rebellion of 1971.  We didn’t explicitly encourage participation by prisoners, but we sought to…

FTP Updates

Updates from the Fight Against Toxic Prisons From FightToxicPrisons.org First, a huge thanks to the people who came out to the Civic Media Center earlier this month to help send a mass mailing from the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons out to over 500 prisoners across the country, specifically focused on follow-up with prisoner strike…

Complaints launched over toxic conditions at Texas’ Eastham Unit prison

Complaints launched over toxic conditions at Texas’ Eastham Unit prison by Panagioti Tsolkas / FightToxicPrisons.org The Texas prison system, known as TDCJ, has become a litmus test for dealing with toxic environmental conditions for prisoners. Earlier this year, prisoners from the Wallace Pack unit and their advocates on the outside succeeded in compelling a judge…

Press Release: Prison Riot and Facility Lockdowns in Florida Precede Rally Planned at Coleman Prison in Support of Nationwide Prisoner Strike

For Immediate Release 9/9/2016 Prison Riot and Facility Lockdowns Precedes Rally Planned at Coleman Prison in Support of Nationwide Prisoner Strike FLORIDA – Activists from across Florida have called for a demonstration at the largest federal prison in the country, FCC Coleman, to take place on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, focused…

Over 130 Organizations Challenge EPA to Consider Prisoners in Environmental Justice Action Plan

Over 130 Organizations Challenge EPA to Consider Prisoners in Environmental Justice Action Plan from PrisonEcology.org The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) submitted a public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday that provides input on the agency’s final draft of the EJ 2020 Action Agenda, highlighting the lack of consideration for environmental justice among…

June 13th D.C. Action Photos!

Taking the Streets after the Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence On June 13th, 2016 over 50 activists with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons took to the streets of D.C. to demand the Bureau of Prisons halt it’s plans to build two new Toxic prisons in Letcher County, Kentucky and Thomson, Illinois. The below photos chronicle our march,…

Fight Toxic Prisons march blockades Bureau of Prisons

Report back from FTP Convergence Day of Action Over the weekend of June 11th an incredible array of folks gathered in Washington, DC for the Convergence to Fight Toxic Prisons and Support Eco-prisoners. After two days of networking, strategizing and listening to the wisdom of black liberation fighters like Ramona Africa and Jihad Abdulmumit as…

Marius Masons Statement For “Fight Toxic Prisons” Convergence

Marius Masons Statement For “Fight Toxic Prisons” Convergence by Marius Mason / supportmariusmason.org Greetings to all the good folks who are coming together on this day to fight together against an important Environmental Justice issue. It inspires me to see that friends in the environmental movement and friends in the prison abolition movement are seeing…