JAN 24th: STOP JAIL EXPANSION AND SAVE LA COUNTY!

  On January 24th, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will discuss whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will cost $2.66 billion dollars ($1.4 billion to build and $1.26 billion in interest to bankers).

Let’s send the Supervisors a simple and clear message: Vote No on Jail Expansion in LA.  

LA county needs more education, health care, jobs, and housing, not cages! 

What can you do to stop the expansion? 

Come to the Supervisor meeting 

Join residents from across LA on the 24th to send a strong message that we don’t want more jail cells. We will be sending out more information as we get it.

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.

Get involved! 

A coalition of residents and community-based groups meets every Sunday at 5 pm at Chuco’s Justice Center. Come join the fight. Email LA Critical Resistance organizer Mary Sutton for more information.

LA doesn’t want, doesn’t need and can’t afford more jail cells!

What do LA residents have to say about Baca’s plan? Watch Carmen Vega from the Los Angeles Poverty Department speak out against LA’s jail expansion plans more jails in LA.

With the resources Sheriff Baca already has, he has created an international disgrace in LA County jails, where the torture of inadequate medical and mental healthcare and pervasive brutal beatings are routine.

It’s time to stop using LA jails as mental health hospitals and homeless shelters. The only sustainable solution to overcrowding is to send less people to jail.

LA does not have $2.66 billion dollars to waste on harmful jails. 14.5% of LA residents are unemployed; 40% live without health insurance; and at least 51,000 people are homeless.

What could LA do with $2.66 Billion?

$55 million: hire 500 registered nurses

$50 million: hire 400 people in the Dept. of Mental Health

$55 million: hire 375 people for prevention and early intervention services

$366.4 million: Stop Medi-Cal, Mental Health Services, CalWORKs, In-Home Support Services cuts at the state level from hitting LA residents

$816 million:End homelessness in LA (rent 40,000 2 bedroom apartments for a year at $1700/month)

$1.3 billion: close LAUSD 2011-2013 anticipated budget gaps, save further cuts

Total: $2.64 Billion

 

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