Boiling Behind Bars
In sweltering Texas, dozens of prisons lack air conditioning. With the climate crisis causing temperatures to rise, the ill effects of dangerous heat in detention are spreading across the country.
Dark, Smoky Cells
At a California prison threatened by wildfire, guards mocked detainees who asked about a plan for evacuation. Larger and more intense fires are wreaking havoc on carceral institutions — and it’s only getting worse.
Trapped in the Floods
Fiercer hurricanes, dangerously higher seas, and deteriorating prisons: Rising waters are already hitting incarcerated people — and the climate crisis is going to worsen flooding.
Hazards and Holding Cells
When environmental risks arise, people being detained by the government can’t flee.