Across the country, communities faced with the problem of crowded jails and strained local finances have begun looking for ways to curb jail population growth. These communities have avoided jail construction without compromising community safety, and many have been successful in doing so by using a combination of system efficiency measures and carefully considered alternative programs.
Riverside County operates five correctional facilities. Not enough?
Riverside applied for $80 million for a 582 person jail and was recently denied, however, there are scary plans to send more jail construction down the pipeline and we need to make sure that our county knows we do not want another jail.
We need to keep the pressure on and let Riverside know we need community alternatives!
Join us in demanding real sustainable alternatives, a reduction in the jail population and investment in Riverside’s most vulnerable communities.
Member of Inland Empire Outside the Cage and
Californians United for a Responsible Budget