Support ALC’s Environmental Justice Work – Give Now and Your Donation Will Be Doubled!

A generous donor has offered a matching pledge in response to the report the Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) recently released with the Human Rights Coalition (HRC), which uncovered a hidden health crisis at a Pennsylvania prison built in the midst of a toxic coal waste dump. If you give today your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000.

On September 2nd, ALC and HRC released the report No Escape: Exposure to Toxic Coal Waste at State Correctional Institution Fayette. The report was covered on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, picked up by Reuters and the New York Times online, and has spurred the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to launch inquiries into the health of staff and prisoners at SCI Fayette.

If this pledge is matched, then we will have raised $2,000 to support our ongoing investigation of environmental pollution and related health effects at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Fayette. These funds will also contribute to our advocacy efforts on behalf of prisoners like Nicholas Morrissey, who is suffering from severe neurological symptoms potentially related to coal ash exposure.

Please consider giving a donation today – and help us move forward on this rapidly expanding project. Donations may be made via PayPal, by mailing checks to P.O. Box 8654, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, or to our Bitcoin wallet at 16TvNewZsFDPKiBAUB5A3oHD5a1WcwK19J

Many Thanks,

Abolitionist Law Center


Press Coverage of No Escape

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites


Report blames coal ash for cancers at Pennsylvania prison

Prison Radio:

No Escape (Toxic Exposure at SCI Fayette) by Mumia Abu-Jamal


Report alleges link between fly ash, health problems at SCI-Fayette

KQV radio:

Report Finds Disturbing Pattern of Illnesses at State Prison


40 Million Tons Of Toxic Coal Waste Sit Next To Prison With ‘Alarming Rates Of Illness’

Allegheny Front:

Report Points to Fly Ash Pollution in Prisoner Health Complaints