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The Facts About
Who's In Our Jails





Mental Illness


Women of color


Black Males

Latino Males

Women of Color

Suffering From Mental Illness


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What Would You Buy With $3.5 Billion?

L.A. County, the current jail capital of the world, is planning to spend $3.5 billion to build two new jails in our back yard.  

The JusticeLA Coalition is standing together as one voice to call for a moratorium on jail construction in L.A. County and to urge the Board of Supervisors to reimagine our collective future.

JusticeLA is calling for a moratorium on jail construction in order to fully realize the promise of diversion and re-entry through a justice reinvestment strategy for Los Angeles.

Tell us what how you’d spend $3.5 billion in your community?


Youth Centers

Single Family Homes

Assisted Living Facilities for the Mentally Ill

Transitional Apartments for Homeless


Jail Bed Drop Project

JusticeLA’s Jail Bed Drop project was a creative intervention on Christmas Eve meant to bring attention to families separated by incarceration during the holiday season and encourage a public conversation about the fight for abolition. Artists used over 50 jail beds as a canvas, transformed them, created and recreated with them–and in some cases, destroyed them as symbols of what we envision.

L.A. County is looking to build two new jails with nearly 6,000 beds. Beds are supposed to be where we sleep, where we dream. Jail beds represent trauma, shame, torture, and death. We demand an end to mass incarceration in the U.S. and to L.A. County’s investment in policing and jails and we envision a new, freer and more just world.

Explore JusticeLA’s Jail Bed Drop Project 


Who We are

We’re JusticeLA.

JusticeLA was born in the Fall of 2017 from the community based advocacy of countless families separated by the largest jail system in the world. In partnership with grassroots organizations, advocates, directly impacted communities, and stakeholders, we work to reduce the footprint of incarceration by stoping jail expansion and reclaiming, reimagining and reinvesting dollars away from incarceration and into community-based systems of care. Since our launch, we have successfully stopped LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan and lead the development of LA County’s Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup report.



Executive Committee:

Californians United for Responsible Budget (CURB)
Color of Change
Critical Resistance Los Angeles

Dignity and Power Now
Essie Justice Group
Frontline Wellness Network
Gender Justice LA
La Defensa
Million Dollar Hoods

White People 4 Black Lives
The Youth Justice Coalition

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ACLU of Southern California
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance
Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles
Blackout for Human Rights
California Calls
California Partnership
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
Center for Popular Democracy
CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Code Pink
Cornerstone Theatre Company
Critical Resistance LA
Defend Movement
Drug Policy Alliance
Fair Chance Project
Garment Worker Center
Gender Justice LA
Homies Unidos
Immigrant Youth Coalition-San Gabriel Valley
Immigrant Youth Coalition-Free The People Network
Jobs R 4 U
Justice Environmental Coalition
Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives
LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network)
Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
March And Rally Los Angeles
March for Racial Justice
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Our Revolution Los Angeles
Restore the Delta
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
The Labor Community Strategy Center
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
USC Race and Equity Center
White People 4 Black Lives / SURJ Affiliate Los Angeles

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