Plan passes, still need to pressure Gov. Brown
The California legislature passed a compromise plan that asks for an extension of time to reduce overcrowding in the prisons. The Governor asked for three years but the court only granted 1 month and told the Governor to meet with the plaintiffs to find a solution.
The Governor still needs to know that we oppose any expansion of the prisons and that they must fix the overcrowding problem. As the LA Times said, that means "coming to grips with random sentencing laws, foolishly punitive laws on minor drug crimes, cruel treatment of the mentally ill and insufficient alternative sentencing programs."
Please spread the word to your friends.
We're holding a community strategy session to plan how to push back on Governor Brown and build momentum for real reform on October 12 in Berkeley. Please join us.