On January 24th, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will discuss whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will cost $2.66 billion dollars ($1.4 billion to build and $1.26 billion in interest to bankers).
We REALLY need to show Board of Supes that we don’t want $2 billion plus spent on jails!!The only way to do that is to have a presence on Jan 24th
9:30 a.m., in the Board’s Hearing Room Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
What can you do to stop the expansion?
Call your Supervisor and urge them to VOTE NO on the jail expansion Click here to find your Supervisor
Sign & forward the petition urging LA Supervisors to vote NO on the jail expansion. Send the link to as many people as you can.
Help us organize!
A coalition of residents and community-based groups meets every Sunday at 5 pm at Chuco’s Justice Center. Come join the fight.Email Emily Harris, CURB Coordinator, for more information. Chuco’s is located at 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302
With the resources Sheriff Baca already has, he has created an international disgrace in LA County jails, where the torture of inadequate medical and mental healthcare and pervasive brutal beatings are routine.
It’s time to stop using LA jails as mental health hospitals and homeless shelters. The only sustainable solution to overcrowding is to send less people to jail.
LA does not have $2.66 billion dollars to waste on harmful jails. 14.5% of LA residents are unemployed; 40% live without health insurance; and at least 51,000 people are homeless.
What could LA do with $2.66 Billion?
$55 million: hire 500 registered nurses
$50 million: hire 400 people in the Dept. of Mental Health
$55 million: hire 375 people for prevention and early intervention services
$366.4 million: Stop Medi-Cal, Mental Health Services, CalWORKs, In-Home Support Services cuts at the state level from hitting LA residents
$816 million:End homelessness in LA (rent 40,000 2 bedroom apartments for a year at $1700/month)
$1.3 billion: close LAUSD 2011-2013 anticipated budget gaps, save further cuts
Total: $2.64 Billion