Active Projects

  • Local Jails
  • Jail Support
  • Outreach
  • Study Group

Past Projects

We list the following as past projects, however we recognize this is a precarious categorization. Our work is intersectional. Our engagement with projects fluctuates based on many factors.

Santa Cruz Jail Fight

Sin Barras is leading the local fight to oppose the construction of a new jail in Santa Cruz County.  We also organize to end the inhumane conditions in Santa Cruz County jails, where at least six people have died since August 2012. The deaths in the jail are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. On January 17, 2015, we organized a CAGES KILL – FREEDOM RALLY to demand immediate medical and safety measures be met to reduce the harms faced by those presently incarcerated.

Justice For Frank Alvarado & Salinas

On July 8, 2014 our member Frank Alvarado Jr. was shot and killed by Salinas Police. We organize to expose the brutality and racism of the Salinas cops and media, and to support the families and community to win justice for Frank and all killed by Salinas PD, and to end all police murders and brutality. Learn more about Frank.

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Sin Barras has been an active member of Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity, a coalition based in the Bay Area.