This past December, caravans of people drove hundreds of miles from their home to Sacramento to demand that the Board of State and Community Corrections stop all jail construction in California.
People representing counties talked about the need for community solutions, youth programs, and educational opportunities. People talked about their personal stories of incarceration that they or their loved one endured. And collectively we demanded no more jails.
But, the board recommended full funding to 12 counties and partial funding to 3. This coming Thursday the board is coming to Los Angeles to make the final decisions on what counties receive jail construction funding. And to top it off the Governor’s new budget proposes $500 million additional funding for jail construction.
Help us make our voices heard by:
1) Join Us at a Mobilization
Date: Thursday, Jan. 16th
Time: 9:00 am
Location: The Kenneth Hahn Auditorium, Century Station, 11703 South Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA 90262
SANTA CRUZ: TBD
2) Participate in a Spokesperson Training in Los Angeles
Date: Saturday, Jan. 11th
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302
Contact Diana@curbprisonspending.org if you would like to call in.
We need to stand united and firm against jail expansion. Ya Basta!