Reducing Incarceration in San Francisco
Tuesday, May 20, 12:30 PM
Fireside Rm, UU Center, 1187 Franklin (at Geary), SF
#38 bus (not 38L) map at http://goo.gl/maps/lNV3Y
Free, Public Invited, Wheelchairs OK
Presented by Gray Panthers of SF
Roma Guy, of Taxpayer for Public Safety, which opposes construction of a new SF jail, will talk about what can be done, and what is being done, to reduce SF incarceration to a level that City officials have said would make a rebuild unnecessary.
Reducing pre-trial incarceration is particularly promising. 75% of SF jail inmates are awaiting trial, rather than serving time for a convicted crime, and currently an estimated half of SF jail inmates would be free on bail if they had enough money or other financial resources. Blacks are 60% of SF's jail population, though they are only 6% of the general population.
Read Beyond Chron on why San Francisco does not need to build a new jail and shouldn't: http://tinyurl.com/kfphtqu
Visit website of CURB, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, which opposes mass incarceration: http://tinyurl.com/k4so6vh
Visit website of Gray Panthers of SF:
Added to the calendar on Monday May 19th, 2014 3:18 PM