Our Committee on Police & Prisons will be meeting Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m., at the law office of Siegel & Yee, 499 14th Street, Suite 300 in Oakland.
The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons exists to challenge oppressive practices, policies and laws of law enforcement, prisons and jails used against communities of color, prisoners, and others. It does so by supporting community activists and building member capacity to support and be a part of movements for human rights and civil liberties. It's priorities include:
- Moving resources from police, prosecutors and prisons to social services, mental health services, education and other public services that benefit low-income communities.
- Accountability and transparency for law enforcement and prison staff.
- Stronger civil rights, and greater knowledge of those civil rights, for all people caught up in the criminal justice system.