Join us Saturday to plug into the SF jail fight

Dear Supporter, This Saturday: Community Town Hall for a Jail-Free San Francisco! There is just under a week left before the No New SF Jail Coalition’s upcoming town hall on our next steps towards a jail-free city. On December 1st, the SF Board of Supervisors will review a series of proposals put forth by the…



Next steps in the SF jail fight

Dear Supporter, The No New SF Jail Coalition is gearing up to bring the jail fight to the new San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and we need your help. On December 1st, the board will review a series of proposals put forth by the city’s work group on alternatives to the jail at 850 Bryant. Though…



Moving Ahead and Growing Our People Power

The last few days have been a hard and dark time for most of us. We have run through many of the horrifying scenarios that could occur after the final election results. We’ve thought of how many of us women may lose the legal right to protect our bodies. Or the possibility that many undocumented…



YES on Prop 64: Legalize marijuana to stop the harm

Dear Supporter, In the last decade, there have been nearly a half million marijuana arrests in California. These arrests have disproportionately targeted people of color, particularly Black Californians, who are nearly five times more likely than white Californians to be arrested for a marijuana felony. With Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, we…



Join us for a town hall to build a jail-free SF

Dear Supporter, Last week, the No New SF Jail Coalition celebrated a victory over two new jail proposals in San Francisco! The proposals — a mental health jail proposed by District Attorney George Gascón and a new jail facility proposed by Sheriff Vicki Hennessy — were both rejected by the city’s work group on alternatives…



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…