My name is Sophia Vozniouk and I am an intern with CURB. Having watched loved ones go through the prison system, fighting jail and prison expansion is near and dear to my heart. I would like to share with you how you can get involved and join the fight here in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recently approved an $11 million dollar per year contract with the city of Taft to lease 512 jail beds. Despite our urges for the exploration of alternatives and the fact that the move would put prisoners at high risk for contracting Valley Fever, the Board has decided to move forward with this plan. As LA County plans to invest billions into new jails, it is vital that we push for alternatives that focus on rehabilitation, re-entry support, and preventative programs. Please join us in our fight against jail expansion in the county and throughout the state.
Here are 4 things you can do to join the fight:
1. Attend our LA No More Jails Strategy Session this Sunday
Come learn about LA County’s plans to spend billions on new jail beds and help us make a plan for the next 3 months on what we are going to do to fight back (RSVP here).Chuco’s Justice Center Sunday, October 13th from 10am-1pm 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302
2. RSVP for our “How to Fight a Jail in Your Town” Webinar
Join CURB & Nation Inside for a special webinar on fighting jail expansion in your community. Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has created a resource guide “How to stop a jail in your town,” for local organizing against jail expansion.
The interactive webinar will cover local organizing techniques through case studies that focus on environmental strategies, community alternatives, and will specifically look at the impact of jail expansion on women. Join experts from across the country as we share experiences, lessons learned, and hear your stories about this issue.
3. Attend the Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex at LMU
4. Sign our “Statewide Petition against Prison and Jail Expansion”
Intern with Californians United for a Responsible Budget
& LA No More Jails