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We are witnessing the unexpected convergence of demands for environmental justice, public health, and prisoner rights.

These are difficult and trying times.

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The disturbing link between environmental racism and criminalization

The United States of America has the largest prison system of any nation on Earth, the largest number of prisoners of any country, and one of the highest percentages of imprisoned persons of any nation.

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