JusticeLA

We believe a safer and stronger Los Angeles is possible when resources wasted on caging people are freed up to build the things that help communities thrive including education, supportive housing, mental and health care services, and youth centers

The JusticeLA Coalition is made up of a diverse group of organizations and community members working to stop jail expansion in L.A. County. Los Angeles county has the largest jail system in the world. Yet, county officials are planning to expand the system and squander $3.5 billion in construction costs alone. Because imprisonment is fundamentally violent, JusticeLA is working to reduce the number  of people locked up in Los Angeles.

For more information or to get involved contact Ivette at ivette@curbprisonspending.org.

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Resources

Million Dollar Hoods Project

Why We Keep Fighting – LANMJ Statement

Check out our #NoMoreJails Social Media Feed

“Breaking the Silence: Civil and Human Rights Violations Resulting from Medical Neglect and Abuse of Women of Color in Los Angeles County Jails” – A Report in collaboration with Dignity and Power Now

LA Advocacy Tools

LA County Budget Letter 2016

LA County Budget Overview 2016-17

LA In the News

Report: California Prisoners Regularly Exposed to Contaminated Water, The Real News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, LA Daily News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, Whittier Daily News, 10/11/16

Coalición busca detener la construcción de una cárcel de mujeres en Lancaster, La Opinión, 10/11/16

Nueva cárcel para mujeres enfermaría a reclusas por suelo tóxico y hongos, Hoy Los Angeles, 10/11/16

Activists in hazmat suits protest building Lancaster women’s prison, My News LA, 10/11/16

Group seeks to halt ‘disastrous’ LA County plan for women’s jail, LA Daily News, 10/10/16