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STOP Expansion of West County Jail in Contra Costa County

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The Contra Costa County Racial Justice Coalition OPPOSES the expansion of the West County Detention Center-- We want to invest in mental health in communities and opportunities for education and employment, NOT more jail cells! 

 More information on this pressing and TIME SENSITIVE issue:

Contra Costa Needs More Prevention Not More Jails!

As many concerned residents of Contra Costa know, there is a proposed $95 million dollar project to expand West County Detention Center in Richmond. 

This petition is to urge our law makers and elected officials to DENY funds to execute this project which will perpetuate a culture of INCARCERATION, DEPORTATION, DETENTION and PUNISHMENT. 

Contra Costa County residents recognize that we need investments for the future-- affordable housing, employment, youth resources, and re-entry services in order to prevent the cycle of incarceration to continue to deteriorate our communities. 

We need to reform our bail system, expand substance abuse treatment and the Behavioral Health Court. We DO NOT need or want funds for 416 new high security beds.

In addition to signing this petition, please contact the Board of State and Community Corrections who have the power to deny the CCC Sheriff's department the funding for this toxic project in our county: 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
2590 Venture Oaks Way Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 445-5073
constructionprogram@bscc.ca.gov (general email for the department)
Construction Financing Department
Robert Oates
Project Director III (CFC)
(916) 445-5806
robert.oates@bscc.ca.gov
Kenneth Fitzpatrick
Project Director II (CFC)
(916) 445-6027
kenneth.fitzpatrick@bscc.ca.gov
Michael Scott
Project Director II (CFC)
(916) 341-7327
michael.scott@bscc.ca.gov
Oscar Villegas
Field Representative (CFC)
916-445-3146
oscar.villegas@bscc.ca.gov



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