Stop LA Jail Expansion?

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Call the Board


Dear Supporter, Last week, Supervisor Molina submitted a motion to stop the long-term contract with the City of Taft, to use a recently vacated prison to house L.A. County prisoners.

We have another chance to make sure the Board of Supervisors stops this contract that will waste millions of dollars to lock up our community and expand the LA County jail system.

Unfortunately, in the same meeting the board authorized the “Women’s Village” move from the city of Castaic to Mira Loma and to apply for $80 million from the state for a “reentry center” and “step-down center” for women at Mira Loma.

Obviously, we still have a huge fight ahead of us, but our voices can stop the Taft Contract on Tuesday. We need you to help us with a few things.

1) Call your Board of Supervisor TODAY.

Script: My name is __________ and I am a constituent of Supervisor________. I am calling todayto express my appreciation that the Board is reconsidering the contract with the city of Taft that would increase L.A. County jail capacity by 512  beds. We ask that you cancel the agreement with Taft and instead of focusing on increasing time served for some prisoners implement strategies to reduce the number of people locked in L.A. County’s violent jail system. We also ask that you create opportunities for women and families in their communities as opposed to building a women’s jail or reentry facility far away from their loved ones. 

Supervisor Molina: (213) 974-4111
Supervisor Knabe: (213)974-4444
Supervisor Antonovich: (213) 974-5555
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas: (213) 974-2222
Supervisor Yaroslavsky: (213) 974-3333

2) Come out Tomorrow (Oct. 28) at 9:00am if you are available.

Location: 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

We have a long fight ahead of us. Glad we are doing it together.

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