The next gathering of our Committee on Police & Prisons will be Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. at 1201 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Preservation Park - the Victorian on the north west corner of 12th and MLK with the "Radical Designs" sign out front. There an entry in the front with steps and an accessible ramp in the back.
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.