On May 31, Earth Island Journal and Truthout simultaneously published the first essay in a series that reveals the dramatic impact mass incarceration is having on the health of prisoners and local ecosystems across the United States. (Read America's Toxic Prisons on Earth Island Journal Read America's Toxic Prisons on Truthout).
How did this innovative investigative piece combining criminal justice and environmental justice reporting get started? The story began in 2015, when Earth Island published a report on a prison that had been built on a mountaintop removal site. Editor Maureen Nandini Mitra knew that the - Read more
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