EARTH EQUITY
Our focus

Restoration at the intersection of Environmental Justice and Decarceration.

1.8M 

The number of people in the United States who are currently incarcerated.

Source; Vera.org People In Jail and Prison Fact Sheet 2020. www.vera.org/downloads/publications/people-in-jail-and-prison-in-2020-fact-sheet.pdf

95%

95% of incarcerated people are eventually released.  Their physical and mental health is ultimately a community and societal concern.

Source: Soble, L., Stroud, K., & Weinstein, M. (2020). Eating Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison. Impact Justice.

Hughes, T., & Wilson, D. (2002). Reentry Trends In The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

75%

75% of survey respondents (who were formerly incarcerated) stated that they had been served rotten or spoiled food. Incarcerated people are six times more likely than the general public to become sickened by foodborne illness.

Source: Soble, L., Stroud, K., & Weinstein, M. (2020). Eating Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison. Impact Justice.

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Type 2 Diabetes affects incarcerated individuals at nearly DOUBLE the rate of those in the general US population. Chronic illness is violence enacted by the Prison Industrial Complex.

Source: Andrew Wilper MD, MPH, et al. "The Health and Health Care of US Prisoners: Results of a Nationwide Survey"

EARTH EQUITY

Mission

Our mission is to reduce recidivism, cultivate just food practices in prisons, restore coastal ecosystems, and nurture system-impacted people. To do so, we create resources and policies for cooperative and professional development, reentry support, and (inter)personal healing.

The Values that Support Our Mission

"We believe that healing the earth is healing work, and everyone should have access to this medicine"

-Owen Ashe