February 29, 2016

Jail Expansion Community Forum, March 1

JOIN US in speaking with County Executive Marc Molinaro about his $192M plan to invest in mass incarceration Jail Expansion Community Forum 6:30pm Tuesday, March 1 Beacon City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza

Despite what County Executive Marc Molinaro may say, Beacon Prison Action recognizes the jail expansion as an unprecedented investment in the institutionally racist system of mass incarceration that would funnel our most underserved neighbors into jails and prisons instead of creating opportunities for positive life outcomes. Looming pressure from the state to bridge the gap between our high jail population and our lower jail capacity is an opportunity to invest in sensible programs to reduce the number of people in jail – such as bail reform, community mental health services and addiction treatment to name a few. We don't have a capacity problem, we have an incarceration problem!

Join us on Tuesday to hear what Molinaro says and share your questions!