Health & Environmental Rights

Health care and a healthy environment is a human right for prisoners and non-prisoners alike. Inadequate or non-existent mental health and medical care inside of prisons is a systemic problem that has impacts beyond the walls of the prison.

Prisoners are vulnerable to other health risks as well. Economically depressed towns are frequently sites for toxic industries and prisons. This puts prisoners at an increased risk of harmful health impacts from polluted air and water.

Projects:

Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes

Wallace v. Fitzgerald

SCI Fayette – Coal Ash Investigation

Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons

 

 

2 Responses

  1. SundiataI.Molefi
    SundiataI.Molefi · November 22, 2014 at 14:30:35 · →

    Is there any truth ,that SCI Fayette,intends to start the transferring of inmates to MO.and TX..Due to the Toxic Waste Problem..

    1. abolitionismo
      abolitionismo · December 15, 2014 at 15:13:09 · →

      As far as we know, this is an unsubstantiated rumor.

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