CR in the News

After fierce and sustained organizing, CR Los Angeles and its allies successfully organized the LA Board of Supervisors to suspend a jail expansion plan in favor of assessing alternatives to imprisonment. Read about their decision here. CRLA has specifically been fighting a proposed new women's jail, which is included in the suspension.

The Los Angeles Times

County Supervisors Vote to Reconsider Size of New Men’s Central Jail

In light of ongoing discussions surrounding Attica and its violent history and present, CR's New York chapter is preparing to launch a powerful campaign to shut down Attica for good. You can read a number of justifications for its closure here. *content warning: physical abuse*

The New York Times

A Brutal Beating Wakes Attica’s Ghosts

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In June, CR co-founder Ruth Gilmore sat down on the Laura Saunders show to expose the political geography of prisons, illuminating the way our criminal legal system owes its current manifestations to the very nature of our economy. Watch her segment here.

The Laura Flanders Show

The Economy of Incarceration

On May 30th, CR hosted a Town Hall to discuss the new SF jail plan. Allies from SF Coalition on Homelessness, TGIJP, and Taxpayers for Public Safety led an important discussion with community members about how the new jail proposal came to be, the destructive impacts it would have on our communities, and discussed alternatives to a rebuild project.

NBC Bay Area News

Protesters Rally against New San Francisco Jail

(AP Photo/Jack Harris) In this moment when the challenges to state violence CR has been raising since 1998 are gaining momentum, movement-builders are looking to CR as an example of collective organizing with visionary abolition in mind. Read more about the complex, "leaderful" movement we are a part of here.

Jacobin (AP Photo/Jack Harris)

Ella Baker’s Radical Democratic Vision

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San Francisco Bay View

Proposed SF Jail Would Likely Displace Affordable Housing Residents in SOMA

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San Francisco Bay View

From Poverty to Prison: A new report on poverty crimes is released while a new jail for us poor people is proposed

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San Francisco News

New Jail To Replace Hall Of Justice

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The Boston Globe

Drug Use ‘Rampant’ in California Prisons

Against Policing

Seven Days

Against Policing

American Prison: The Caging of Human Rights

Mehr News Agency

American Prison: The Caging of Human Rights

Grassroots Resistance as 'Police Militarization' Expo Descends on Oakland

Common Dreams

Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

(Photo Stephen Lam / Reuters / Landov) Urban Shield reignites militarization debate in Oakland Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America (Photo Stephen Lam / Reuters / Landov)

Urban Shield Reignites Militarization Debate in Oakland

San Francisco Bay ViewStatewide Rally to Shut Down New McFarland Women’s Prison

San Francisco Bay View

Statewide Rally to Shut Down New McFarland Women’s Prison

Global PostHow the US Militarizes the World's Police, Not Just Ferguson's

Global Post

How the US Militarizes the World’s Police, Not Just Ferguson’s

The Sacramento BeeWhy is California Trying to Build More Jails?

The Sacramento Bee

Why is California Trying to Build More Jails?

Oakland LocalCommunity-Building with a Side of Gentrification: OPD at National Night Out

Oakland Local

Community-Building with a Side of Gentrification: OPD at National Night Out

San Jose Mercury NewsFruitvale Community Garden allowed to remain in Oakland

San Jose Mercury News

Fruitvale Community Garden allowed to remain in Oakland