Advisory: No New SF Jail Releases Report on Community Health Initiatives at Press Conference

Media Advisory – Wednesday, October 5, 2016

No New SF Jail Releases Report on Community Health Initiatives
Tells District Attorney: “Don’t build a locked mental health facility!”

Press Contact:
Lily Fahsi-Haskell: 9123985641, lily@criticalresistance.org
No New SF Jail Coalition

What:          Press Conference to unveil “San Francisco Community Health Initiative”
When:         Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:00am
Where:        SF City Hall (Polk Street Steps), 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
Who:           No New SF Jail Coalition

As District Attorney George Gascon promotes replacing the jail at 850 Bryant with a locked mental health facility controlled by the Courts and Sheriff, community members speak out against this jail by another name. No New SF Jail Coalition will unveil a people’s plan, The San Francisco Community Health Initiative, which prioritizes meeting social and economic needs in order to end imprisonment. Supervisors, healthcare workers, and grassroots activists will speak to the key points of the plan, which outlines a citywide, community-based approach to providing care instead of jailing San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations.

The No New SF Jail Coalition is a broad based coalition including organizations of formerly imprisoned people, youth with incarcerated parents, and those working on community resources such as health and housing. For more information and a list of endorsers, visit: https://nonewsfjail.wordpress.com/

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