Month: October 2016

Community shuts down jail construction vote, supervisors dubiously move ahead in closed session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 25, 2016 MEDIA CONTACTS: Diana Zuniga – (213) 864-8931, LA No More Jails Coalition diana@curbprisonspending.org Mark-Anthony Johnson – (818) 259-1322, LA No More Jails Coalition markanthonyj@dignityandpowernow.org LOS ANGELES – Today, after years of community pressure against the $3.7 billion jail plan, a coalition of formerly incarcerated people, community organizers, students,…



Turn out Friday to oppose cage construction in SF!

Dear Supporter, This Friday, October 28, is the final meeting of San Francisco’s workgroup planning the permanent closure of the City’s oldest jail.Members will be voting on proposals to submit to the Board of Supervisors, and we need a strong community presence to make sure the workgroup prioritizes housing, reentry, and alternatives to incarceration — not…



Community members rally to demand rejection of controversial jail construction plan

Press Contacts: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org The LA No More Jails Coalition and community members are rallying to demand the rejection of a controversial proposal to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster. Today, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on the final Environmental Impact…



Tuesday Oct 25 | Rise Up to #StopToxicJail!

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning to vote on two items that will move forward the $3.7 billion jail plan in our community. On Tuesday, they plan to vote on the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster and to approve draft construction plans for the replacement to Men’s…



YES on Prop 57: People not Prisons!

Dear Supporter, In just three weeks, Californians will have the opportunity to change the state’s criminal injustice system and reduce the deeply destructive impact that our enormous and expensive prisons have on more than 1110,000 people, our families and our communities. On Election Day, November 8th, vote YES on Proposition 57 to both protect California youth from…



Join us to push for jail alternatives in SF

Dear Supporter, Thanks to our mighty people power, San Francisco is on its way to closing one of its jails. Now, we need to make sure the City invests in the policy changes and services necessary to truly support our communities. Help us lift up community-based solutions by joining us tomorrow morning at City Hall! …



Grassroots pressure delays jail construction vote – Organizers release report detailing environmental health hazards of the proposed women’s jail in Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 10, 2016 Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org, Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org What: Report Launch and Press Conference When: October 11th at 11am Where:  Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012 LOS ANGELES – Last week, grassroots organizations in Los Angeles submitted a series…



Join us to #Reimagine109!

Dear Supporter, We are very excited to invite you to the relaunch of an amazing campaign, #Reimagine109: LA’s 50% Campaign. The #Reimagine109 campaign focuses on re-directing at least 50% of LA County’s AB 109 funding to community-based programs that prioritize holistic care, dignity for all, and empowering those most impacted by the criminal justice system.  Will…



Urgent: Stop the Toxic Jail!

LA No More Jails Coalition has been fighting jail expansion for the past 10 years in Los Angeles and not one cage has been built. Now, we are in the thick of the fight to stop construction of a toxic women’s jail in Lancaster. This jail will squander nearly $120 million to cage over 1,600 women as part of…