Thought + Action = ?: Part 3, Environment

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

Thought + Action =?, environment, free your art have a heart, fight mass incaraceration

Alongside mass incarceration spread ecosystems where environmental rights and autonomy for criminals are made taboo. First prisoners are made to feel less than. Broken. Conformed. Silenced. Complacent. Then their world is burned to the ground while they are locked in a cage at their own expense.

Imprisonment leads to unsanitary conditions that violate health codes meant to keep the community safe. Pollution is an inevitable result of prisons because they are designed to herd people like cattle rather than provide any sort of reintegrative housing or standard of care.

From diseases to landfill contributions, detainment centers literally infect the United States like a physical manifestation of the hatred underneath making money off of dehumanizing others.

White guys basically built entire mini cities to lock people of color up, charge them to be there, and work them for little to no pay. A financial system that takes advantage of others does not leave room for basic personal hygiene much less eco friendliness in the budget.


Thought + Action = ? is inspired by the TV show Dear White People

Links for Thought + Action = ?, Parts 1 - 4:

1. New Orleans Police Appear to Use Surveillance to Initiate Investigations

2. The Truth About Juvenile Crime in New Orleans

3. Letters: Plan to experiment on Louisiana inmates is disturbing; implants not approved by FDA

4. Is ‘Abolish Prisons’ the Next Frontier in Criminal Justice?

5. Dozens of ICE Detainees Were Pepper-Sprayed by Guards for Protesting at a Louisiana Jail

6. Breaking: Immigrants Pepper Sprayed and Possible Beatings Inside ICE Bossier Parish Detention Facility

7. Asylum Seekers Housed at Louisiana Private Prison Named in Abuse Scandal

8. People Are Trying To Donate To Detained Migrants. Border Patrol Won't Accept It