Month: September 2015

Can't Reduce Costs Unless Prisons are Closed!

Dear Supporter, Yesterday, an important report came out from the¬†Public Policy Institute of CA. The report highlighted a few points: 1. Prison reforms did not reduce prison spending, despite reducing the prison population by tens of thousands of people. 2. Incarceration rate is at it’s lowest since mid 1990’s 3. Crime rates are at a…



Gov. Brown: Stand up for families!

Dear Supporter, The California legislature has spoken up for family reunification. Earlier this month, they passed SB 219 (Liu), a bill that would expand access to the Alternative Custody Program (ACP), which allows eligible imprisoned parents to finish their sentences outside of prisons so they can care for their families. Now we must convince Governor…



LA Jail Plan Not a Done Deal…

Dear Supporter, We appreciate your continued commitment to fight against jail expansion in Los Angeles and for community-based alternatives. LA No More Jails wanted to let you know that although the LA Board of Supervisors approved a jail plan this month we know it is NOT a done deal. And we can’t fight this without…