Inmates and Activists Stop New Prison on Strip Mine Site in Kentucky

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In response to a federal lawsuit filed by Green Justice attorneys, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced it withdrew its intent to construct a new $510 million federal prison in Letcher County, Kentucky. The lawyers represented prisoners and activists concerned about the new facility being sited on a former mountaintop removal coal mine and near an active mine and coal sludge pond.

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