Fighting a $2.3 Billion Jail Plan for Los Angeles
Alongside LA No More Jails, Critical Resistance is working to put a halt to a multi-billion dollar jail plan being proposed for the county. This is a continuation of 10 years of successfully fighting jail expansion in LA County. Currently the Sheriff and Board of Supervisors are trying to push through a so-called “gender responsive” women’s jail in Lancaster. As CR-LA member Shabina Toorawa points out, “as women of color, as mothers, and as primary care givers, we support reproductive justice and trans power, and we know what true gender empowerment is. It certainly isn’t imprisonment, lock up, and jail expansion.”
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Check out these rad tools we’ve made: We are fighting hard and are building resources and to help resist this plan – check out our new Intro to the Jail Fight Zine and the new Million Dollar Hoods maps (a project we have contributed to) to see how much the Sheriffs are spending to lock up people in your neighborhood.
Statewide Anti-Prison Expansion Work
CR Oakland and Los Angeles are members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a broad-based alliance of over 40 organizations. CURB’s mission is to shrink the number of prisons and reduce the number of people in prison in California by curbing prison spending. CR Los Angeles is an active member of CURB’s workgroup, LA No More Jails.
CITY-WIDE POPULAR EDUCATION on the Prison Industrial Complex and its Abolition.
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS TO IMPRISONMENT
Californian’s health and safety will not be improved with jail expansion. California county jails are inherently violent, poorly run, and wastes of taxpayer money. The public funds that are now used to police, convict and incarcerate people should be going to provide housing, education, health care & employment. Safe and healthy communities depend on mental health services, youth centers, supportive and affordable housing, and real opportunities in their communities; not cages. Read more on Alternative Investments to Imprisonment