Month: March 2016

San Francisco Sheriff Hennessy Rejects BSCC Money for New Jail, Commits to Re-envisioning Justice with help of Community Advocates

For Immediate Release – Thursday March 24, 2016 Press Contact: Lily Fahsi-Haskell – lily@criticalresistance.org, 9123985641 Critical Resistance, a member organization of the No New SF Jail Coalition SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday Sheriff Vicki Hennessy wrote to the Board of State and Community Corrections to rescind San Francisco’s application for jail funding under SB 863, writing…



Come and make art with LA No More Jails!

Dear Supporter, This weekend we wanted to invite you to an Art Making Party organizing by the Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition. Will you come make art with us on Saturday?  You’ll also get a chance to get up to speed on where things are at with the jail fight and find more ways you…



LA: Honor women with services, not a new jail!

Dear Supporter, As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we must urge Los Angeles County to honor women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in our community with financial and program support for services — not to spend critical taxpayer dollars to construct a new women’s jail. In L.A. County, women are jailed…



Build a California we can all be proud of!

Sometimes, what needs to happen in the Capitol in Sacramento is just too obvious. Tomorrow is one of those days. On March 9th, California Partnership and California for SSI will be at a hearing demanding an investment in the vital anti-poverty program that provides income for people who are blind, seniors, or living with disabilities.…



SF's sneaky backroom maneuvering to push for jail build

Dear Supporter, In December, we celebrated an enormous victory when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected plans for a new jail. But last week, on the deadline for officially returning state financing for the jail, we were shocked to learn that San Francisco city officials had covertly requested a 180-day extension for their…



First Step in our #CABudgetBattle!

Dear Supporter, California’s budget season is getting into gear! This week the Senate Budget committee will be discussing the Updated CDCR Blueprint — a report that paints a grim picture of increased imprisonment and expanded correctional control for decades to come. Take our first budget action of the year: Let the Senate know that we…