A twelve-month long report by the Human Rights Coalition claims it found that 11 of 17 inmates were diagnosed as having cancer, and 6 with cancer-like symptoms from being exposed daily to coal ash.
The report highlights the 17 cases out of a total 1,986 inmates and houses 677 staff and calls for the facility to be shuttered.
However, I think that the incidence of cancer seems rather low at around 1% of inmates diagnosed with cancer.
Let’s track the math:
Total Population: 1986
Total Affected: 17
1969 Divided by Total Population 1986
Multiplied by 100 = 99.14% unaffected inmates or around .07 % of inmates affected.
So is there really a cancer farm? Should we care? If they do it to them they’ll do it to everyone is a sound ethical argument.
According to the report, open air and “blowing coal ash” were likely causes for the increase of cancer among inmates at the SCI (State Correctional Institution) Fayette facility. Admittedly, not seeing a full report in the article leaves out the causes for those tiny raw percentages, when a greater amounts of cancer exist among the general population of the United States and pinpointing a direct cause from coal ash needs more support research.
For me now, it seems that those who have had the most control over the fate and well being of prison facilities don’t want reformed or rehabilitated human beings, they prefer sick, dying and dead inmates. Why else would they put toxic chemicals near people who can’t leave?
Wealthy elite conservative politicians on the right look at criminals as evolutionary dead ends like they do the: mothers, infants, homeless, schools, teachers, unions, civil rights, taxes, the leftie tree-hugging, animal terrorist, genetically modified organism hating, nuclear power and war hating ethnic minority that means everybody and anybody. By and large, those grifter gas-lighting thoughts say more about them than it does about everyone else in the United States based on what they believe.
However, it seems that the problem here is one of an ethical dilemma to determine if their cancers are the result of heavy metals from fly ash and coal ash blown through the air.
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Coal Ash Blamed for Cancers at Pennsylvania Prison
by David DeKok, Reuters