Things are livening up in San Diego in the fight against prison expansion at Donovan State Prison!
This past week was truely inspiring: people came together to speak to the press, meet with legislators, make banners and posters, and to protest outside of the site of the new 792 bed prison in Otay Mesa.
We need to keep up the momentum and we’d love your help letting people in the San Diego area, know what’s going on.
One quote from Dennis Childs, a literature professor at UCSD, really resinated with me:
“The problem is that there were 30 prisoners last year alone that committed suicide in California prisons. So the very entity that is causing mental health harm in communities, of black and brown and poor, is now positioning itself as going to help people with mental health disturbance”, Childs said.
Dennis is right, prisons are not the answer to our social problems and we need to stop them today!
Need more inspiration? Check out the coverage of our recent organizing efforts on NBC 7, ABC 10 and KPBS evening news (coverage begins at 4:33).
We hope you will join us in reaching more people in the San Diego area today!