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No way they don't know: On the toxic ecology of mass incarceration.


I don't think it's purposely secretive per se. I think it's a lack of care. These are populations that are not in for forefront of our consciousness, we don't think about what's going on there. It's also the intersection of mass incarceration and social justice. Most of the people who are in prison are from low income communities and communities of color. They're not empowered enough to fight for their rights, to fight for attention.

Journalists Maureen Nandini Mitra and Candice Bernd explore the toxic (literally) state of mass incarceration - from the hazardous conditions faced by incarcerated people in sites across America, to the larger corporate and government pressures that remove the health of prisoners from regulatory oversight, and poison communities on both sides of the wall.

Maureen and Candice are co-authors of the Truthout / Earth Island Journal report America's Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration.

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Candice Bernd

Candice Bernd is a editor and staff reporter at Truthout.



Maureen Nandini Mitra

Maureen Nandini Mitra is an investigative journalist and editor of Earth Island Journal.


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