Alleen Brown is a New York-based reporter, focused on environmental justice issues. Prior to joining The Intercept, she worked as an education reporter in Minnesota. Her work has been published by The Nation, In These Times, YES! Magazine, and various Twin Cities publications.
Hazards and Holding CellsMigrants Fleeing Hurricanes and Drought Face New Climate Disasters in ICE Detention
Angel Argueta Anariba fled a 1998 hurricane in Honduras, only to get lashed by one while detained by ICE two decades later.
Hazards and Holding CellsBurning Tires Left Louisiana Prisoners With Migraines, Breathing Problems, and Minimal Medical Care
As black smoke poured out of a burning tire dump in Louisiana, people inside the prison next door struggled to keep the fumes out.
Climate and PunishmentWith Floodwaters Rising, Prisoners Wait for Help in Floating Feces
As the climate crisis fuels bigger storms, deteriorating prisons are making flood risks worse.
Climate and PunishmentAs Wildfires Threaten More Prisons, the Incarcerated Ask Who Will Save Their Lives
With larger and more intense fires wreaking havoc, incarcerated people and their loved ones are kept in the dark on evacuation plans.