• Petitioned Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston and CCP Committee

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Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston and CCP Committee
CCP Committee

Stop the Proposed Jail Expansion in Contra Costa County

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Contra Costa is at a crossroads and can either cling to past habits and perpetuate the revolving door that has given California one of the highest recidivism rates in the country or Contra Costa can implement strategies with broad community support which have a proven record of improving community wellbeing. Contra Costa  also has the second highest rate of unsentenced jail population in California (85% of Contra Costa's jail population is unsentenced) and the highest rate of immigration arrests by county in the San Francisco Bay Area. We as a county must collectively say no to jail expansion in Contra Costa and say yes to seizing the opportunity presented by realignment to transform the way we address crime, public safety and rehabilitation. Lets work to build a new Contra Costa, where families are not separated by detention and deportation and where all people have educational and job opportunities.

See our Fact Sheet on Incarceration and Deportation in Contra Costa County: http://www.scribd.com/doc/99922260/Facts-on-Incarceration-and-Deportation-in-ContraCosta-County-County

See our Infographic - Invest in People, Not Prisions: http://visual.ly/invest-people-not-prisons

See the summary of media coverage and key documents of this campaign here: http://www.scoop.it/t/invest-in-people-not-prisons

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rick Fortenberry RICHMOND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      My community, People not Prison: I love to see our community safe, affordable housing, employment, education, mental health, Substance Abuse treatment. Who is coming for us???? " IF NOT US, THEN WHO"

    • Avery Moore BERKELEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I live in Richmond and I want our community to heal and thrive, and that doesn't happen by putting more of our residents in jail. It happens by creating more programs to help people lead productive lives in the community.

    • Kevin Murphy RICHMOND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Gotta be a better way, sherriff

    • Sylvia Hopkins RICHMOND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it will help us build up society, not tear it further apart. We residents can help restore people to their dignity and right action if they are not locked away where their spirits and those of th eir family become further wounded.

    • Cherida Smith LAFAYETTE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to focus on rehabilitation instead of incarceration, for the benefit of those individuals who have not been involved in violent crime, and for the benefit of society as a whole. The gifts of too many people are lost to us all, when so many are imprisoned instead of assisted to find a better and more productive life.


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