Fuck 'Em, They're Prisoners, Let Them Live On Toxic Waste
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 9 months ago
There's a fairly sizable movement to place prisons on chemically toxic property of which human and environmental rights groups are calling attention to. An example is Rikers Island which was built on top of a landfill putting both employee and prisoner at risk of constant methane leaks, nitrogen oxide, and other toxic pollutants.
"Alex Friedmann, Associate Director of the Human Rights Defense Center and managing editor of Prison Legal News, believes the dangerous placement of these toxic prisons is intentional: “You don’t accidentally build a prison on a landfill, in a flood zone or in volcano warning zones,” he said at the convergence. “Prisoners are considered trash,” he added, “and we dispose of trash by putting it” out of sight."