LA's jail are torture! Stop expansion plan TUESDAY

LA County’s jails are atrocious.
The ACLU has filed suit against the LA County Sherriff’s office for allowing a “culture of deputy violence” against inmates to flourish. According to the ACLU:
“Sheriff Lee Baca, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and Chief Dennis Burns are responsible for ensuring that their subordinates do not engage in a pattern of unspeakable acts of violence against inmates…in the face of a longstanding pattern of deputy abuse they have deliberately and knowingly failed to put in place the basic pieces of an accountability system…This suit is directed at them because they have allowed deputies to go unpunished, covered up their behavior and for years made no effort to reform this broken system.”  Why would LA expand such a disastrous system?

TUESDAY JAN 24th: Tell LA County Supervisors NO to $2.6 billion for jail expansion!   

9:30 am: Rally
10:00 am: Meeting starts
Location: 500 West Temple Street, Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
Join us in the fight to save LA County
Contact organizer Mary Sutton to find out how to give public comment against the jail expansion or support the mobilization.
Building a new jail will not solve these systematic problems – it will only expand them

Just how inhumane are the conditions inside LA County jails? 

In the last two years alone, some 30 sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined for beating inmates or covering up abuse.

The FBI has been investigating brutality in the LA jails and have already filed charges against one deputy already.    

According to Tom Parker, Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI LA Field Office: “I have never experienced any facility exhibiting the volume and repetitive patterns of violence, misfeasance and malfeasance impacting the Los Angeles County Jail system.”

Let’s send a strong message on Tuesday:
NO to jail expansion!
Call your Supervisor

and urge them to VOTE NO on the jail expansion.

Click here to find your Supervisor.

Sign & forward the petition urging LA Supervisors to vote NO on the jail expansion. Send the link to as many people as you can.   

Watch what LA residents have to say about more jails