Exclusive- Organizing Behind Bars Panel from FTP 2017 Convergence

In this exclusive panel from the 2017 Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence 7 former and current prisoners and family members of those imprisoned share their stories of struggle and solidarity across the prison bars. (Audio File Available here- https://archive.org/details/OrganizingBehindBarsPanel) 0:54 Kari Ann Boushee- Kari Ann is Co-Director of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and niece of…

Sewage and the Disgusting Effects of Prison Overcrowding in California

from FightToxicPrisons.org Ken Hartman has served 37 years of his life sentence without the possibility of parole in the California prison system. Even though the state’s prisons were court-ordered to reduce the bloated prison population years ago, the problems of overpopulation persist and with it the inevitable issues that arise from crowded human warehouses. In…

Following up on the FTP 2017 Convergence

[The following letter was sent to all who registered for the 2017 FTP Convergence, but we felt there was pertinent info in here for the rest of you as well. Have a look, take some action, write some prisoners to tell them about it, and pass it on.] Greetings Toxic Prison Fighters, Earlier this month…

Fight Toxic Prison 2017 Convergence Ends with Rowdy #CloseCarswell Noise Demo

Fight Toxic Prison 2017 Convergence Ends with Rowdy #CloseCarswell Noise Demo FMC Carswell, Fort Worth, TX — June 5, 2017 After 3 days of networking, movement building and organizing at the Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) Convergence in Denton, TX, approximately 50 organizers and revolutionaries from across the country gathered outside the Carswell federal prison. The…

Eco-Prisoner Marius Mason is out of Administrative Segregation!

Eco-Prisoner Marius Mason is out of Administrative Segregation! from FightToxicPrisons.org On May 8, Marius Mason was moved out of the Carswell Federal Medical Center’s (FMC) Administrative Unit, into general population. While this is a far cry from freedom, for the first time in nearly seven years, Marius is able to see the sky and feel…

Florida doesn’t want prisoners to know what a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter said about cynicism and movement building…

Or what a PhD said about “Black Genealogies of Power” by Panagioti Tsolkas / FightToxicPrisons.org Last month’s edition of the Gainesville Iguana was impounded by Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) officials with a one word reason: “Racial.” The FDOC’s Notice of Impoundment was generous enough to include page numbers to accompany its reasoning for holding…

No Toxic Prison on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine Site!

Environmental and Economic Justice for Appalachia!! The 45-day public comment period for opposing the federal prison plan on a toxic coal mine site in Letcher County, Kentucky has now closed. But you can still send a letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) right now stating your opposition to this project. Click here to see…

Fight Toxic Prisons 2017 National Convergence in Texas

Fight Toxic Prisons 2017 National Convergence June 2 – 5 in Denton/Fort Worth, Texas [More details to come] Facebook event page Register here This year’s convergence will include speakers, panels, workshops, protests and cultural activities, including an art show and hip-hop performances. Some proposed topics: – Mapping Toxic Prisons – The History and Future of…

Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings

Uncovering the Aftermath of Florida’s 2016 Fall Prisoner Uprisings by FightToxicPrisons.org [NOTE: Much of the content in this post was included in the first edition of Plantation Rising, a zine by FTP dedicated to FL prisoner struggles. You can download the full PDF here. Please print and distribute widely. We already have over 2,000 in…

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…