Stop the Donovan Prison Expansion

In San Diego we have been fighting against the proposals to expand Donovan State Prison for people with disabilities and mental health needs.

We also recently heard that our state opened up a new medical facility this year in Stockton and stopped all prison admissions due to issues of medical neglect.

Why build another 792 bed facility in our county after already putting many people with medical needs in these dire circumstances?

Take the first step and join the California Budget Battle!

Today, the Assembly Budget Sub 5 Committee will hear about the issues regarding the Stockton Facility. We, in San Diego, want to let them know to halt all admissions and to stop opening up more prison beds.

Join the Battle in these three ways:

1) Email the Assembly Sub 5 Budget Committee TODAY. We do not want a prison in San Diego and we do not want California to open up more prison beds. We need parole and sentencing reform implementation now.

2) Come out to a Spokesperson Training in San Diego on Sunday, March 23rd at 2pm. For more information please contact Diana@curprisonspending if you are interested.

3) Join us on Saturday, March 29th at the Protest to Stop the Donovan Prison Expansion at 10:30am. RSVP here.

Money should be allocated to programs promoting interdependence for people with disabilities and mentally illness to thrive within the community. It is not a crime to be physically disabled or to have a mental illness.

Prisons are not the answer to our social problems and we need to stop them today.

Thank you for standing with us,

Catherine Mendonca

Black and Pink San Diego and United Against Terror San Diego

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