USP Letcher: Reviewing the Latest Round of EIS comments

[NOTE: Back in 2015, the EF! Newswire posted a story about the early phase of this effort, “Between Sludge Pond and Old Growth” which gives a background and beautiful photos of the area in Central Appalachia where this prison is proposed to be built. And just yesterday, the Marshall Project published a great update on…

Frackville Prison’s Systemic Water Crisis

On September 19, 21, 24 and 27, 2017, we prisoners at Pennsylvania’s SCI-Frackville facility experienced four incidences with respect to the crisis of drinking toxic water

We’re Hitting the Road! U.K. End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

TOUR DETAILS Thursday 28th September London 7pm, 125 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RG https://www.facebook.com/events/114869449183950/ Friday 29th September Cardiff With IWW Cymru Wales and No Prisons De Cymru Connect International English Academy, First Floor, 26-28 Churchill Way, CF10 2DY Cardiff https://www.facebook.com/events/129793397664005/ Saturday 30th September Port Talbot 10.30am, Aberavon Beach Hotel, The Princess Margaret Way, Swansea Bay,…

Attica Anniversary/Pre-Hurricane Phone Zap for Florida prisoners

Attica Anniversary/Pre-Hurricane Phone Zap for Florida prisoners Repression for the September 2016 Prisoner Strike continues to this day. One example is Florida prisoner Julius Smith currently at Hamilton CI. His case represents an extreme but unfortunately common example of repression where correctional officers punish a prisoner for alleged gang affiliations as a result of efforts…

Major victory with EPA recognizing “Prison Ecology” on EJSCREEN

Major victory with EPA recognizing “Prison Ecology” on EJSCREEN from Prison Ecology Project Two years ago, the concept of Prison Ecology was introduced to the world, building off the work of jailhouse lawyers, scholars and activists around the country. On many occasions spanning the last 4 decades of the prison boom (in which prisoner populations…

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…