End Private For-Profit Prisons in California - YES on AB32!

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"There is simply no place for the private prison industry in a progressive state like California," said state Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.

That’s why she and other California elected officials are sponsoring Assembly Bill (AB) 32 to prohibit the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from entering into or renewing contracts with private, for-profit prisons beginning January 1, 2020.

For-profit prisons do not serve the best interests of Californians, nor are they in line with our values. No one should profit off human incarceration, especially after we have refocused our corrections system away from incarceration and towards rehabilitation.

In addition to prohibiting the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing contracts with a private, for-profit prison, all state prison inmates would need to be moved out of existing private, for-profit prison facilities no later than January 1, 2028.

Private prisons are considered a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Approximately 27 states, including California, have private prisons.

AB 32 is joint authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego).

Now it is time to get the rest of the California Assembly and Senate on board—It's time to ban the practice of incarcerating Americans in for-profit prisons for good! Join us in calling for the passage of AB 32 today!