About US

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) mission is to conduct grassroots organizing, advocacy, and direct action at the intersection of incarceration, health, and ecology. We aim to directly challenge the prison system, which is putting prisoners at risk of dangerous environmental conditions, as well as impacting surrounding communities and ecosystems by their construction and operation. We do this through four interlocking strategic objectives:

  • We build lines of solidarity and resource sharing across historically isolated movements.
  • We support and coordinate with local campaigns and those most directly impacted.
  • We contribute environmental tools, strategies, and tactics to groups engaged in prison-related struggles.
  • We help develop a critique of prisons amongst environmental and environmental justice movements.