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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

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A California State Prison-Solano inmate installs a garden

Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. Kempis Songster, David N. Pellow, and Salvatore Engel-Di Maur discuss the ways this environment affects prisoners and their families—and the ways that the fight for climate justice intersects with the fight to end mass incarceration.

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