April 19, 2017 Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is applying for $70 million from the state for a jail renovation that will cost San Francisco over $25 million dollars. This will re-entrench the city’s racist, anti-poor and anti-homeless jail system, while opening the door for years of expansion. Increase in bed count: Sheriff Vicki Hennessy plans to … Continue reading County Jail 2: An Overview of the Sheriff’s 2017 Proposal
For immediate release – Wednesday, October 12, 2016 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, CA 94102 Who: Head Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Supervisor John Avalos, … Continue reading No New SF Jail Coalition releases comprehensive plan to reduce SF’s reliance on jails
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 … Continue reading Advisory: No New SF Jail Releases Report on Community Health Initiatives at Press Conference
JOIN US AND BUILD PEOPLE POWER! Press Conference: Oppose Locked Mental Health Facility & Propose Alternatives Press Conference on Wednesday Oct 12 at 10am SF City Hall, Civic Center, Polk Street Steps WHY: Last year we successfully defeated the jail proposal. Now the No New SF Jail coalition has been focused on making sure that SF does … Continue reading Press Conference: Oppose Locked Mental Health Facility & Propose Alternatives
On May 13th, the City of San Francisco Work Group to Re-envision the Jail Replacement Project met for the third time. The group will be meeting monthly until October, when they plan to make proposals to City leaders about how to close the jail at 850 Bryant and create alternative programs to imprisonment. Several members of … Continue reading City Meetings to Close the Jail Continue: Turn Out and Testify!
As the No New SF Jail Coalition, we are proud of our recent victory in getting the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy to reject $80 million dollars of state money to construct a new jail in San Francisco. It sets an important precedent showing that it is possible to defeat jail … Continue reading No New SF Jail Coalition’s “8 Guiding Steps Towards Ending Jailing”
SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday Sheriff Vicki Hennessy wrote to the Board of State and Community Corrections to rescind San Francisco’s application for jail funding under SB 863, writing “the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has tasked the Sheriff’s Department, the Department of Public Health, and community mental health and criminal justice stakeholders to convene an effort … Continue reading San Francisco Sheriff Hennessy Rejects BSCC Money for New Jail, Commits to Re-envisioning Justice with help of Community Advocates