Jobs Not Jails Endorsement: 4/26 @ Boston Commons

ALL OUT FOR JOBS NOT JAILS

RALLY TO END MASS INCARCERATION AND FUND JOB CREATION
Saturday, April 26
1:00 - 4:00pm
Boston Commons Stage
Parkman Bandstand off Tremont


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Massachusetts Jobs Not Jails's Day of Action! Together, we can build a movement to prevent crime and end mass incarceration by investing in Massachusetts communities.

THE MASSACHUSETTS CAMPAIGN FOR JOBS NOT JAILS

• Massachusetts taxpayers are expected to build 10,000 new prison units by 2023, costing $2 billion, unless dramatic reforms are made;
• Reforms in other states have led to greater public safety while actually closing prisons (e.g. New York, Texas);
• Reducing long-term unemployment also improves public safety state-wide;

THE JOBS NOT JAILS COALITION CALLS ON OUR GOVERNOR AND STATE LEGISLATORS TO:

1) Enact criminal justice reforms that have been proven to work in other states, including: reducing barriers to employment; diversion to treatment; ending mandatory minimum drug sentences; and improving access to education.

2) Halt the construction of new prison units until these reforms can take effect.

3) Re-direct the $2 billion savings into a jobs program targeting communities with high rates of poverty and crime, further improving public safety for everyone.

www.JobsNotJails.org


For more information, please contact EPOCA Steve O'Neill 508-410-7676, steve@exprisoners.org
or Boston Workers Alliance, Phil Reason 617-784-2555, phil@bostonworkersalliance.org
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