Month: October 2014

A World Without Walls: An Event You Don't Want to Miss

Dear Supporter,  RSVP for “A World Without Walls” I am so excited to let you know about a new project with Californians United for a Responsible Budget and the American Studies Association dedicated to creating dialogue between scholars and community activists. The kickoff event, “A World Without Walls: Community Conversations on Carceral California” will include leading scholars…



Getting a Finger on the Pulse With Diana Zuñiga

October 12, 2014 in the Justice Not Jails Newsletter. Catching up with Diana Zuñiga isn’t easy these days. If she’s not testifying before the LA County Board of Supervisors against the construction of an unneeded Mira Loma women’s jail, she’s helping to organize the recent Justice On Trial Film Festival at Cal State Long Beach. Or…



Letter to the Editor: Behind Bars

Behind bars Printed in the SF Chronicle on Oct. 7th, 2014 I agree with “Jails are jammed with those who can’t afford bail” (Open Forum, Oct. 3). San Francisco needs bail reform and not a new jail. The piece brings up important concerns about the racial impact of making bail too expensive, especially for poor…



The waste, inequity of filling jails with those who can’t make bail

Today the San Francisco Chronicle printed an important opinion piece by the San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi and Naneen Karraker a member of Taxpayers for Public Safety. “The waste, inequity of filling jails with those who can’t make bail.”  Did you know that: “In San Francisco, 85 percent of the roughly 1,300 inmates in county jail haven’t been convicted of…