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'No Toilet, No Ventilation': Prisoners Describe Horrific Conditions in Harvey's Flood Zone

The superstorm is taking toll on prison populations living in the shadow of state's fossil fuel industry. This story is the sixth piece in "America's Toxic Prisons," an investigative, collaborative series between Truthout and Earth Island Journal. This series dives deeply into the intersection between mass incarceration and environmental justice. A set of emails obtained by Truthout and Earth Island Journal describe nightmarish conditions inside the federal prison complex in Beaumont, Texas, after flooding last week cut off power -- including air-conditioning -- and the water supply.
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