Bay Area

Criminal Justice Reform in California

Mass incarceration has drastic impacts on our communities — and Bend the Arc: Bay Area has joined a campaign to turn the tide.

Today, close to 135,000 Californians are in state prison, costing more than $62,000 each annually. We need to end the cycle of mass incarceration and we should be spending more money on education than incarceration, especially of non-violent offenders. 



Phone Bank for SB 10 - Bail Reform Now!

Please join us to call ACLU members and supporters in critical Assembly districts throughout California to ask them to urge their Assemblymembers to support SB 10, important legislation to ensure that California doesn't continue to hold people in jail simply because they are too poor to afford bail. Food and training will be provided. Please bring your own phone (headphones recommended) and tablet or laptop.

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