Federal Correctional Complex at the Center of Prison Town Water Debacle

Article and photos by Panagioti Tsolkas / Prison Ecology Project Any attention that Florence, Colorado gets from the world outside its rural and mountainous borders, tends to surround the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) supermax prison built there 25 years ago. And news coverage of the facility, known as the ADX, doesn’t tend to be…

5 Ways You Can Continue to Support FL Prisoners’ #OperationPUSH

Updated 3/7/18 1. Attend and/or organize solidarity demos. At the moment there are several planned across the state in Feb and March. Details here (more in the works). There are well over a hundred other locations relevant to the FL DOC, where even small demonstrations will add to the ongoing pressure. And for those not…

A statement from Haitian prisoners supporting Operation PUSH

from SPARC The following is a statement is from a group of Haitian prisoners in the FL DOC system who are supporting the prisoner strike slated to begin on Jan 15. The timing of this statement is particularly relevant, given the anniversary of the largest and most successful slave revolts in history, also known as…

FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15

FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15 aimed at crippling the prison system with non-cooperation in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr See update here The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series…

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…