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 more cage construction.
The workgroup had been vetting alternatives to to jail construction and is proposing strong and viable community-based solutions. Community organizations continue to advance our own alternatives as well. However, despite overwhelming public and work group opposition to jailing facilities, new cage construction has managed to sneak into the proposals.
We already defeated the proposed jail last year. We must not accept the construction of a new locked mental health facility!
And save the date for an important community meeting on November 19th!
The No New SF Jail Coalition