Evacuate Prisoners! URGENT: Tropical Storm Barry Phone Zap Call In

URGENT: Tropical Storm Barry Phone Zap PUSH OUT TO ANY ORGANIZATIONS YOU KNOW THAT MIGHT HELP, AND REPORTERS! As Tropical Storm Barry threatens Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas over 65,000 people behind prison bars and in detention centers lie directly in it’s path with no ability to evacuate. Governor Edwards has declared a state of emergency…

Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky

For Immediate Release June 13, 2019 Contact: Marianne Cufone, Green Justice, (813) 785-8386 Prisoners and Activists Stop New Prison on Coal Mine Site in Kentucky [6/20/19: An updated version of this press release can be found here] Washington, DC — In response to a federal lawsuit filed by Green Justice attorneys, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced it withdrew its…

#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. (Note: registration page is now also available in Spanish and language interpretation will be available.) Remember that June…

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…