URGENT: Hurricane Florence Phone Zap

(A potential Advanced Forecast to show the size of Florence). PHONE ZAP UPDATE 9/16 9:48pm EST Please Continue to call and DEMAND  South Carolina Prisoner have access to clean water!!! Reports from the inside per Jail Lawyers Speak: The biggest complaints of prisoners are power outages and water that is brown or greenish in Evans…

Protest Camp at Gainesville Prison Gates

Occupation Highlights Local Slave Contracts and National Prisoner Strike As of Saturday, September 1, members of Gainesville IWOC/IWW, Fight Toxic Prisons and Occupy ICE Tampa kicked off a full-time encampment in response to a call for an escalation of prisoner strike solidarity over the Labor Day weekend. Video produced by #OccupyPrisonsGNV supporter The site is…

Growing a Coalition to Stop The Heat

Merging Movements to Bring Climate Justice, Abolish ICE and End Prison Slavery from our partners at NationInside.org Larry McCollum was supposed to return home to his family after serving a two-year sentence for passing a bad check. Instead, he died of heatstroke in Hutchins State Jail near Dallas, Texas. McCollum spent his last moments trapped…

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…