#FreeTheDads Father’s Day / Juneteenth Bailout

#FreeTheDads From Fathers Day to Juneteenth, Help Us Re-unite Families by Bailing Out Incarcerated Parents DONATE HERE People jailed because of money bail are presumed innocent under the Constitution and are only jailed because they are too poor to pay the money required by the court. One out of every 28 children now has an…

FTP 2019 Updates and Convergence Schedule

Greetings! It’s less than one month ’till FTP brings the ruckus for prison abolition and environmental justice to the streets of Gainesville, Florida. Find all the basic info about the locale, registering, donating, food, childcare, etc, here. The Convergence is coming into focus, with a series of events planned in the lead-up, below: May 22,…

People of Color Poisoned By Pollution and Prisons

by Panagioti Tsolkas / FightToxicPrisons.org According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences published in March, people of color breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making. This news may not come as a surprise to many following the environmental justice movement, perhaps the shock is that the…

Solidarity with 3,000 Kurdish Hunger Strikers

There has been an ask for international solidarity for the 3000 prison hunger strikers fighting towards Kurdish autonomy in so-called Turkey. 15 of them are beginning a death strike (refusing supplements) starting on May 1st. May Day is international worker’s day, and we know that prisoners make up a major unrecognized part of the global…

MOVE Family Keynote at Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence June 16th !

OnaMOVE! A Story of Black Liberation, Love and Resilience Sunday June 16, 2019  6:30- 9:00 EDT MLK Center 1028 NE  14th St. Gainesville, Florida 32601 Register Here!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/onamove-black-liberation-love-and-resilience-in-the-face-of-state-terror-tickets-60662410904?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR11Ir1dxpnr2lcUIM__4n2TnjjbgPUeXjuhfcp5FXhRURas4hxLWSdepUQ Come celebrate Father’s Day and kick off #Juneteenth2019 week by listening to the recently released and reunited family members from the #MOVE9 crew; Debbie, Mike, and Mike…

“It Smelled Like Death”: Reports of Mold Contamination in Prisons and Jails

“There was big, dark, gray, blackish mildew around the air vent and that’s where the air was coming from … it smelled like death.” – Candie Hailey, Rikers Island pre-trial detainee by Panagioti Tsolkas [originally published in Prison Legal News, April 2019] Over the past several years, Prison Legal News has focused attention on environmental health…

FTP Convergence- Call for Proposals!

Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons 4th Annual National Convergence June 14-17, 2019  – Gainesville, Florida Call for Proposals 2018 was a year of unprecedented national coordination, in which networks of support for localized struggles in abolitionist and environmental movements realized advances with global implications. We want to learn from and build upon recent victories and…

Prison as a Process of Toxification

By Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain [This article was sent to FTP 2/12/2019] On many levels, prisons are made to be deliberately toxic. Prisons are, by design, to inflict punishment on humans, and so prisons operate to traumatize, to injure, to harm, to toxify. Toxification is, after all, inflicting permanent trauma, permanent injury, so as to…

Urgent Communications Zap: Support Alabama Hunger Striker

(Last Updated March 29th 2019)   Kenneth S. Traywick is the 10th person this month to start a hunger strike in the Alabama Department of Corrections, in protest of unwarranted solitary confinement. Traywick was transferred to a solitary housing unit at Limestone C.F. with no disciplinary charge or infractions, and he needs our help to…

Frequently Asked Questions on Prison Slave Labor in Florida

Just because a County Commissioner won’t call it slavery, doesn’t mean it isn’t… [This FAQ document is a work in progress, as part of an organizing collaboration which has grown out of #OperationPUSH. You can TAKE ACTION here. Please share your suggestions on the FAQ at GainesvilleIWOC@gmail.com] 1.What is prison slavery? (n.) bondage, servitude, human-trafficking…