Tell LA Supervisors NO Jail Expansion!

  STOP LA JAIL EXPANSION 

SAVE LA COUNTY 

  In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will cost $2.66 billion dollars($1.4 billion to build and $1.26 billion in interest to bankers). 

Let’s send the Supervisors a simple and clear message: Vote No on Jail Expansion in LA.  


Call your Supervisor
and urge them to VOTE NO on the jail expansion
Click here to find your Supervisor

 

Sign the petition 
urging LA Supervisors to vote NO on the jail expansion

Help us organize!
Email Emily Harris, CURB Coordinator,

 to get involved    

With the resources Sheriff Baca already has, he has created an international disgrace in LA County jails, where the torture of inadequate medical and mental healthcare and pervasive brutal beatings are routine.

 

It’s time to stop using LA jails as mental health hospitals and homeless shelters. The only sustainable solution to overcrowding is to send less people to jail.

LA does not have $2.66 billion dollars to waste on harmful jails. 14.5% of LA residents are unemployed; 40% live without health insurance; and at least 51,000 people are homeless.

What could LA do with $2.66 Billion?

 

$55 million: hire 500 registered nurses

$50 million: hire 400 people in the Dept. of Mental Health

$55 million: hire 375 people for prevention and early intervention services

$366.4 million: Stop Medi-Cal, Mental Health Services, CalWORKs, In-Home Support Services cuts at the state level from hitting LA residents

$816 million:End homelessness in LA (rent 40,000 2 bedroom apartments for a year at $1700/month)

$1.3 billion: close LAUSD 2011-2013 anticipated budget gaps, save further cuts

Total: $2.64 Billion