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.
SCI Fayette – Coal Ash Investigation
Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons