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…

Call for a Juneteenth 2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery

Call for a #Juneteenth2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery from SPARC This year we, supporters of #OperationPUSH, are calling on all opponents of mass incarceration and modern-day slavery internationally to honor the Juneteenth holiday (Tuesday, June 19, 2018) with community organizing and direct action. This call to action is inspired by prisoners in Texas and Florida,…

FTP Converges in Pittsburgh June 8 – 11, 2018

2018 Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence in Pittsburgh June 8 – 11 Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 DONATE TODAY TO HELP MAKE THE CONVERGENCE A SUCCESS! Schedule of weekend panels, workshops, presentations, films, entertainment, etc. Register for FTP’s 2018 June Convergence here (so we can help you with food…

In Defense of Human Contact

Florida Prison Visitation Cuts Held at Bay… For Now [UPDATE: A second public hearing has been announced by FDOC, May 31, 8 a.m., in response to a request by opponents of the cuts. Details about the hearing can be found here and new language for the visitation policy here, which uses more words than last…

Juneteenth 2018: A Call to End Prison Slavery

Request for Mutual Aid in Raising the Public’s awareness in regard to the movement which seeks to abolish prison slavery and Amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Please post and distribute broadly [The author of this call to action suggested including this video when possible] ATTENTION! Black Activists, Freedom Fighters, and Concerned Citizens….

Rashid Details FDOC Torture Practices

Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells (2018) By Kevin Rashid Johnson When I first arrived in the Florida prison system on June 22, 2017, and was thrown in solitary confinement in the latest of numerous retaliatory interstate transfers for publicizing and resisting prison abuses, I questioned and discussed with numerous other…