Diversion, not a new women's jail!

Dear Supporter,

Thank you for taking action against the massive jail plan and for investment in alternatives that we know will support a strong Los Angeles.

Late last week we saw that there is a package of motions that the board will be discussing on Tuesday which includes the massive jail plan, the creation of an Office of Diversion and Reentry, and the creation of a Gender Responsive Advisory Board and a Prop.47 task force.

The women’s jail is moving faster than any other part of the plan. And we need to tell them to stop the women’s jail plan now!

There are documented human rights abuses that are happening in the current women’s jail and a major need to invest in diversion for people that are experiencing these horrific conditions.

Let our LA County Board of Supervisors know that women in LA County do not need a new or better jail!

We know that healthy and safe communities means, self-determination for all people. It means in community, out-off-custody, programs that address systemic issues at their root. It means being support through housing, holistic health care, access to clean air, water, education and jobs with dignity.

Please join us by coming out tomorrow to the Board of Supervisors and 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, 90012.

And taking action against the women’s jail now!

Join LA NO MORE JAILS in speaking against the women’s jail, and come learn about the possibilities of a world without cages in Los Angeles!

In Solidarity,

Shabina Toorawa

Critical Resistance Los Angeles

A member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget