Mass and static incarceration will not be solved unless we address that which we are most afraid to talk about: violent crime, and/or those serving life sentences. Our mission is to change the way society and the justice system respond to violence and harm. From Proximity to policy.
Check out this article featuring our Program Manager, Philip Melendez and other community organizers and advocates.
“Two of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in the country right now are happening in California prisons, but the Governor and the CDCR have continually denied the only effective means of stemming the outbreaks—that is, the mass release of incarcerated people. As people continue to suffer inside prison walls, community organizers are trapped in a political struggle with the state.”