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.