Stranger, you disappoint me. You seem to celebrate progressive ideas and yet you think that abolishing the juvenile jail is ludicrous? I cordially invite you to come out to the festival of renaissance happening at the jail on Thursday the 26th to see some of the amazing people who work so hard to provide services outside of the prison industrial complex. How can you not understand that the new jail will have twice as many beds as there are juveniles currently incarcerated? I represented kids incarcerated there as a limited license attorney during my final semester of law school and even they are smart enough to figure out what a new jail means. It certainly won't benefit them, their records will already be tarnished by the time they get there, forever affecting their ability to get a job or an apartment until they can get their record sealed (while white kids up north like me just got a call to their parents if they got into trouble, these kids have to face the criminal punishment system). SCHOOLS NOT JAILS.
The County is planning to spend $210 MILLION to "rehabilitate" the youth jail on 12th and Alder. The plan includes building commercial spaces that will further gentrify the Central District.
We say stop spending money to lock up youth of color! Our communities need health care, housing, jobs, childcare, income, and gardens, not more police violence, courts and cages!
On July 26, join us for a day-long Festival of Resistance at the youth jail! Help spread the message:
VOTE NO on the levy to raise money for the new youth jail on AUGUST 7!
STOP INVESTING IN CAGING YOUTH!
Come hang out and meet your neighbors! There will be food, music, workshops, activities for kids and more! Rally at 6pm!!
More info on why we oppose Proposition No. 1: http://nonewyouthjail.wordpress.com/why-…