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In California, climate chaos looms over prisons — and thousands of prisoners — in a lake bed

How decades-old decisions to build two California prisons in a dry lake bed and a chaotic climate left 8,000 incarcerated people at risk.
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Suicide watch incidents in Louisiana prisons spike by nearly a third on extreme heat days, new study finds

"Prison is stressful enough, and then you add this layer of heat that people are powerless to escape.”
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A grassroots climate vision for the Gulf Coast and Appalachia

#WeChooseNow, a project led by Taproot Earth and the Climate and Community Project, has brought together community leaders and advocates from Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky to develop climate action strategies that address local needs, including issues such as mass incarceration and its connection to climate justice.

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Vietnamese anti-coal campaigner freed early from prison

Vietnamese anti-coal campaigner Nguy Thi Khanh has been freed early from prison on tax evasion charges, in a boost to Vietnam's energy transition hopes.

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In Texas, prisons without air conditioning are getting hotter

The Intercept mapped climate risks for 6,500 detention facilities. In some already miserable places, the suffering is set to intensify.

The ‘hidden punishment’ of prison food
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The ‘hidden punishment’ of prison food

In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.
For prisoners in the West, the virus and the wildfires are colliding
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For prisoners in the West, the virus and the wildfires are colliding

Prisoners are more vulnerable than ever to the twin crises of the pandemic and a historic wildfire season.
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