United Educators of San Francisco Pass Resolution Against New San Francisco Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2014 Press Contact: Californians United for A Responsible Budget Emily Harris (510) 435-1176 San Francisco – Yesterday, delegates of the United Educators of San Francisco, the union representing nearly 6,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in SFUSD, voted to oppose construction of the proposed new San Francisco jail. Over 50 union members signed onto … Read more

Editorial: $2 billion jail expansion plan is a mistake

Posted on May 20th, 2014 in the Los Angeles Register The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted to expand the scandal-ridden county jail system, with a $2 billion plan to replace the decrepit Men’s Central Jail and construct a new women’s jail. Given the lack of consideration of viable alternatives to incarceration that … Read more