Over the past 10 years, the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half—so why is the sheriff’s budget increasing?
Under the sheriff’s “watch” there have been increasing deaths in the jails, abuse of people by sheriff’s deputies, and support of white supremacists from his department. Yet his budget continues to grow.
Meanwhile, people in power aren’t investing in the resources our communities really need—like jobs, healthcare, housing, education, and more.
Turn up with us before the Board of Supervisors meeting to tell county officials we demand transparency and accountability from the sheriff now! If the sheriff has nothing to hide, it’s time for audit.
Hosted by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Justice Reinvestment Coalition.
Want to find out the answer to this question? Turn up with us at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on 11/21 at 9:30 am: https://t.co/g48JeE0jEX #SheriffAudit #AllEyesOnTheSheriff pic.twitter.com/Z4V4y1jzGu
— Ella Baker Center (@ellabakercenter) November 15, 2017