CJJC April 15 Newsletter

Shut Down, Decarcerate Local Jails for Public Health

Now is a pivotal moment in the fight against jails in the Bay Area. Covid-19 is exposing what many of us already knew, that our jails are ALWAYS public health hazard, especially for Black and Brown communities who are disproportionately incarcerated.

In San Francisco, join us in pressuring the Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance to permanently close the jail at 850 Bryant.

850 Bryant is seismically unfit and has been condemned for more than 20 years. It remains open despite a 1996 demolition order. For years, people imprisoned at 850 Bryant have reported noxious fumes, flooding, and overflowing sewage covering cell floors, yet there has been no impactful action from the city.

This April, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer worked with the No New SF Jail Coalition to draft an ordinance that would close down this unsafe and inhumane jail. Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Matt Haney, and Shamann Walton have co-sponsored, and Supervisor Dean Preston has already given his support.

We need your help to gain approval from the remaining Board members and prevent a possible mayoral veto. Join us on Wednesday, April 15 in a social media storm. Let’s use our people power to force the Supervisors to hear our call to shut down 850 once and for all!

For sample tweets, call-in scripts, and other ways to participate in the Digital Day of Action to #ShutDown850, click here.

Decarcerate Santa Rita Jail

In Alameda County, 14 incarcerated people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Santa Rita Jail and the infection rate is 16 times higher than for the general population. Thanks to our collective power, more than 650 people have been freed from Santa Rita, but those left inside are at extreme risk. Register for our webinar with the Audit Ahern Coalition to learn how you can help get people free! 

COVID-19 in Santa Rita Jail: What County Officials Can do Now Info Session:

Wednesday, April 15, 4:00PM (PST)

zoom registration: //bit.ly/SRJtownhall


A cerrar, descarcelar las cárceles locales por la salud pública

Descarcelemos la cárcel de Santa Rita

En el condado de Alameda, 14 personas encarceladas han dado positivo por COVIC-19 en la cárcel de Santa Rita y la tasa de infección es 16 veces mayor que la de la población general. Gracias a nuestro poder colectivo, más de 650 personas han sido liberadas de Santa Rita, pero las que quedan dentro corren un riesgo extremo. ¡Regístrese a nuestro seminario web con la Audit Ahern Coalition (Coalición para Auditar a Ahern) para aprender cómo puede ayudar a liberar a la gente!

COVID-19 en la Cárcel de Santa Rita: Lo que los Funcionarios del Condado Pueden Hacer Ahora Sesión informativa:

Miércoles 15 de abril, 4:00 p.m. (PST)

registro de zoom: //bit.ly/SRJtownhall