Assembly member Mark Stone of Santa Cruz and Monterey has recently introduced a policy that would allow counties to continue to transfer prisons to other county jails. Since we heard the news, we have been working with local organizations in the Monterey Bay area to let the Assemblymember and the Legislature know that we do NOT support the coerced transfer of prisoners far away from their families.
This kind of forced transfer of prisoners is another deceptive form of jail expansion and puts an unfair strain on families, disintegrating the support structures that are integral to rehabilitation.
Sin Barras has met with Stone and delivered 200 petition signatures opposing the bill, asking for the implementation of SUSTAINABLE solutions to jail overcrowding, such as lowering of the bail schedule, increasing pretrial services, and increasing the use of split sentencing. As a resident of Assemblymembers Stone’s district, we hope you join us in opposing this policy by adding your signature today!