Event Tonight: Public Hearing on Dane County Jail
Dear YGB Community,
, we will gather to attend a public hearing and speak out against the new Dane County Jail proposal. There, we will be able to register and testify against the new jail proposal and make our voices heard by Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney and a host of Dane County Supervisors.
To learn more about how the proposed new Dane County Jail will expand solitary confinement, please click here: http://bit.ly/2tp0Edv
Come to register and/or testify:
Today (Wednesday, July 12) at
Fitchburg Community Center (5510 Lacy Rd. in Fitchburg)
If you cannot attend the public hearing at , please contact your Dane County Supervisors by clicking on this link: https://board.countyofdane.com/Supervisors
We know that mental health and economic resources are the solution to the problems we face in our community - not new jails. That's why Mead and Hunt's proposal to expand the Dane County Jail is so disastrous. Not only would the new jail cost $100 million in taxpayer dollars, but it would expand the inhumane practice of solitary confinement. There are still no signs that this proposal will attempt to downsize the jail or take steps to end Madison's long history of mass incarcerating its Black population.
That's why we must resist the new jail proposal and urge the city to end solitary confinement - not expand it.
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