The LA No More Jails Coalition has been fighting jail expansion for the past 10 years in Los Angeles and not one cage has been built. On Tuesday, October 11, the Board of Supervisors was set to vote on whether to approve the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed women’s jail. This would have been one of the … More We delayed the vote – Let’s keep building power!
Check out footage of Angela Davis speaking against the proposed new LA County women’s jail and all imprisonment. Video from February 20th, 2016 Profiles of Abolition event: Abolition and the Radical Imagination. See the full event here.
Five clear reasons why Los Angeles does not need a new women’s jail! Join our mass mobilization against the women’s jail on October 11th, 11AM at the Board of Supervisors! #nomorejails #carenotcages #nowomensjail
Do you belong to an organization, union, or community group? We are asking organizations to sign on to an upcoming report by Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) on the environmental and social violence of prison and jail expansion in California. Check out the summary below – to endorse, contact Diana(at)curbprisonspending.org. Report Summary: This … More WE ARE NOT DISPOSABLE: The Toxic Impacts of Prison and Jails
One aspect of our campaign to stop construction of the women’s jail in LA County is to fight on environmental grounds, citing issues and hazards with its construction and operation in the areas of water supply and quality, air quality, and hazardous waste. Critical Resistance, a member of LA No More Jails, solicited testimony and analysis from … More Fighting Cages Inside and Out: Valley Fever Testimony from Prisoners
This jail is environmentally, racially, and economically toxic. We need everyone out on October 11th to pack the LA County Board of Supervisors’ chambers and let them know we won’t tolerate new jail construction! Spread the word. Tuesday October 11th at 11am – Note New Time! FACEBOOK EVENT 500 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA … More Mobilize on October 11: Stop the Toxic Jail
POSTED BY STEPHANIE MICHAUD ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 IN GOVERNMENT Photo by John Schreiber. Los Angeles County is pretty big: It’s new budget is greater than half of all American states and even more than the Gross Domestic Products of numerous countries. The Board of Supervisors approved final adjustments Tuesday to Los Angeles County’s $29.9 billion budget for 2016-17. By way of … More Lots of your tax dollars: LA County big budget greater than half the states!
On September 27, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be discussing the final version of the LA County budget and we wanted to use this as an opportunity to share our alternative budget proposals that we have continued to fight for. And give other groups and individuals the opportunity to strengthen our alternative budget proposals or contribute new ideas to … More Sept 27: Teach-in on the LA County Budget
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, September 15, 2016 LA No More Jails Coalition LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, the Chief Executive Office of LA County (CEO) released its final version of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the controversial Mira Loma women’s jail proposal, slated for Lancaster in the Antelope Valley area. When the initial draft of the report was published … More LA County CEO dismisses Valley Fever and other concerns in newly released environmental report for controversial jail project
On September 13th, the final Environmental Impact Report on the Mira Loma jail plan was released and it will soon be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors (anticipated timeline of mid-October) in order for the county to authorize construction. We believe that all jails and prisons are toxic to the health and wellbeing of those caged within them as … More Get involved now!