COVID-19 Rapid Response
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March we have called for immediate attention to decarcerate our prisons, knowing that just one infection could spark a mass outbreak. Almost 6 months later, people in prisons across California are suffering from some of the highest infection rates of any place in the
As the situation in prisons changes hour to hour, our response has been fluid. Over the last months our COVID-19 response activities have been focused where they are urgently needed most. Our efforts range from direct support; through donations of PPE gear and cash donations for incarcerated people, to purchasing personal hygiene and food (The Canteen Project), to community-led grassroots advocacy. Our advocacy has gone digital but nonetheless brought the community together through emergency town halls, twitter storms, and phone and email advocacy to targeted legislators.