In just 2 days, we will converge in DC to network, organize and take action against the toxic prison system.
Check out the updated full schedule here.
The past weeks have been a whirlwind of organizing, and excitement is growing. Here’s a quick overview of some recent happenings:
The Earth First! Journal’s website featured the story: “Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism,” and Prison Legal News picked it as the cover story for their June issue, putting it in the hands of thousands of prisoner activists and jailhouse lawyers across the country.
We also assisted in a hard-hitting story on toxic prisons and environmental racism, “Behind Bars on Polluted Land,” which appeared on The Atlantic website, reaching out well beyond our current network. Read it here, then pass it along.
On May 31, we published a press release about the convergence, which can be found here. Please share it with your media-making contacts.
In addition, a new group in Letcher County surfaced to tackle the BOP’s plan for a new federal prison Appalachia, starting with spreading the hashtag #Our444Million
This effort and other Appalachian prison issues were covered in another great article, “Welcome to Appalachia’s Gulag Archipelago“.
Oh, and word is now getting out on the streets of DC through the 5000 awesome post cards we printed last week.
Hope to see you there,
Organizer, Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
Coordinator, Prison Ecology Project