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Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons

Gainesville, United States
Joined December 2018

Fight Toxic Prisons focuses on organizing resistance at the intersection of incarceration and the environment



Presence in: United Kingdom, United States
Focus: Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources, Other

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) is a collaboration with the Abolitionist Law Center. FTP’s mission is to conduct grassroots organizing, advocacy and direct action to 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. At this time, FTP is focused on opposing the construction of a new federal prison in Letcher County, Kentucky.

FTP is inspired by the abolitionist movement against mass incarceration and the environmental justice movement, which have both been led by the communities of color who are hardest hit by prisons and pollution.Both these movements also have long histories of multi-racial alliances among those on the front lines of the struggle and those who can offer support and solidarity, which we aim to build on.

FTP has been informed by the ongoing research and analysis of the Human Rights Defense Center’s Prison Ecology Project, as well as the work of the Earth First! Prisoner Support Project and June11.org

People Associated With This Organization

Panagioti Tsolkas

United States  
Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
Joined December 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice
I work with current and former prisoners on environmental justice issues, primarily in the US and UK, as well as communities where these prisons are built and operated.

Looking to Namati for assistance with generating international solidarity in exposing toxic prison conditions, ending mass incarceration, and abolishing prison slavery.

For an example of our work check out this:
"Prisoners File Unique Environmental Lawsuit Against New Federal Facility on Strip Mine Site in Kentucky"
https://fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/prisoners-file-lawsuit-against-new-federal-facility-on-toxic-strip-mine-site-in-kentucky/
Panagioti Tsolkas is the network champion (main point of contact) for Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.

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