Sacramento Says NO to New Jail Expansion!

County Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve $6 million dollars for an additional 275 beds to be added to the current jail as a part of its Public Safety Realignment plan. Please join CURB members and allies to demand NO NEW JAIL EXPANSION! Instead — the $6 million should go to community-based programs and alternatives to incarceration — like treatment, housing support, and employment services to support those returning home from prison.

When: Tuesday, November 1st — agenda item begins at 2:15pm — please arrive early to sign-up for Public Comment!! (details on public comment can be found here: http://www.bos.saccounty.net/AboutBoardMeetings/default.htm)

Where: 700 H Street, Ste 1450 in Sacramento

Why: Sacramento doesn’t want a bigger jail, it can’t afford a bigger jail, and it doesn’t need a bigger jail.  Additionally, if you are a Sacramento resident please contact your Supervisor and tell them to VOTE NO on the jail expansion!

District 1: Supervisor Phil Serna Email: SupervisorSerna@saccounty.net, 916-874-5485
District 2: Supervisor Jimmie Yee Email: JYee@saccounty.net, 916-874-5481
District 3 : Supervisor Susan Peters Email: SusanPeters@saccounty.net, 916-874-5471
District 4 : Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan Email: MacGlashanR@saccounty.net, 916-874-5491
District 5: Supervisor Don Nottoli Email: NottoliD@saccounty.net, 916-874-5465

To sign-on to the Jail Expansion Opposition letter please email info@curbprisonspending.org

For more information see this recent article from the Sacramento Bee:
http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2011/10/committee-approves-6-million-jail-bed-realignment-plan.html#ixzz1ahMiNeKY