2022-02-14 12:12:03

Climate & Punishment: How Incarcerated People Face Increasing Threat of Fires, Floods & Extreme Heat

A damning new investigation by The Intercept details the climate risks facing incarcerated people in more than 6,500 detention facilities across the country, including wildfires, floods, and extreme heat. We feature a 10-minute video report that includes the stories of people behind bars and their families who are fighting for justice and speak with reporter Alleen Brown, who says the climate crisis, coupled with the deterioration of detention facilities, places the U.S. mass incarceration system at a “crossroads” between being reinvested in or defunded. The report also includes a new database, which Brown hopes “can be a tool for organizers, policymakers, reporters and family members of people who are trapped inside these facilities.”

 

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