Please join CURB on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 12:00 pm PT, for a webinarabout a significant threat to the anti-incarceration movement: “carceral humanism.”
Across the country, law enforcement departments are portraying themselves as service providers to justify the expansion of imprisonment and policing. By claiming new jails can improve treatment of incarcerated people, particularly those with mental illness, law enforcement is not only reinforcing reliance on incarceration, but is also garnering funds that could otherwise be invested in community-based services and programs.
But we know there is no such thing as a mental health jail. We created a webinar to engage health professionals, anti-jail advocates, and the broader community in the fight against new jails being marketed as social service and mental health centers. Learn about successful alternatives to incarceration and arrest for people with mental illness.
Read these CURB op-eds about “mental health jails” to learn more:
- A mental health jail is an oxymoron; diversion is what’s needed
- California jail system fails mentally ill
Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Jess Heaney, Critical Resistance
Mark-Anthony Johnson, Dignity & Power Now
Click here to register for the webinar.