Report: America's Prisons are so Polluted they are Endangering Inmates
"According to a new investigation from Earth Island Journal and Truthout,
mass incarceration has led to some of the most egregious examples
of environmental injustice. '[M]ass incarceration in the US impacts the
health of prisoners, prison-adjacent communities, and local ecosystems
from coast to coast,' the authors of the special report said.
Prisons are often located in areas with known environmental hazards.
Nearly 600 federal and state prisons are within three miles of a
Superfund site on the National Priorities List, and more than 100 of those are just one mile from a site."
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