Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons Meet & Rally in Pittsburgh

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Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

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Photo, Fight Toxic Prison demonstration, Pittsburgh, June, 2018The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons held its third annual conference in Pittsburgh, June 8-10. It included lectures, workshops, and discussions about the Prison/Industrial Complex’s mass incarceration and its links to erosion of environmental health both inside and out.

Workshops ranged from toxic conditions in prisons (such as unsafe drinking water and air), to political repression and resistance inside and solidarity outside, to fighting white supremacy in prisons, support for those with disabilities, queer and trans prisoners, as well as support for undocumented detainees.

The conference was followed by a spirited march and rally protesting the brutally unhealthy and environmentally dangerous conditions in U.S. prisons.

Rally participants new to the movement were also able to connect with organizations supporting prisoners, including prisoner led groups.

Information about Fight Toxic Prisons can be found at fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com.

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