Join us in Sacramento!

Dear Supporter,

A village can't be built in a jailThis Thursday, November 12, state officials will be making critical decisions that could entrench counties’ reliance on jails and imprisonment for decades to come.

Join us in Sacramento to demand investments in communities, not cops and cages!

At Thursday’s meeting, the Board of State and Community Corrections will decide whether to approve $500 million to build new jails in 15 counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Yolo, Placer, and many more. Sheriffs across the state are justifying this jail-building frenzy by claiming the new jails will improve treatment of incarcerated people.

But we know that no matter how they are advertised, jails harm people, tear apart families, and weaken communities. We know that our communities need services and support — not more imprisonment in newer cages.

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