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The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) mission is to conduct grassroots organizing, advocacy, and direct action at the intersection of incarceration, health, and ecology. We aim to directly 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. We do this through four interlocking strategic objectives:

  • We build lines of solidarity and resource sharing across historically isolated movements.
  • We support and coordinate with local campaigns and those most directly impacted.
  • We contribute environmental tools, strategies, and tactics to groups engaged in prison-related struggles.
  • We help develop a critique of prisons amongst environmental and environmental justice movements.

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  1. I have 2 son’s been in prison as soon as they came of age they are now 36, & 31, trying to get them to become free of this system is a losing battle. The set up for failure, I have dealt with many. My first change would be to show how much money and proceeds actually go into the system and how the profits hit pockets. They collect more than the IRS!!! Profits and proceeds should go to rehabilitation, work training, and education. I believe if we can change the profits and proceeds to non profit, we can make the changes we need.

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