Police & Prisons

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter's Committee on Police & Prisons is comprised of attorneys and legal workers focused on challenging illegal police action and providing prisoner support. Its goals are 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.

We use a list-serve to ask questions and share resources, changes in the law, victories, announcements, and action items. The committee does not hold regular meetings. Instead, it meets quarterly for social and educational engagement, typically at a member's home.

For more information, contact us at contact@nlgsf.org. If you are an allied organization you can also email contact@nlgsf.org to request letters of support or endorsement for your cause (not political candidate), petition signatures, statements of solidarity, resource location, or (limited) research assistance.