Proposal 1055: Endorse NoNewJails Campaigns
The Green Party of the US resolution to endorse #NoNewJail Campaigns
The NoNewJails campaign started in 2018 in NYC to shut down Rikers prison, and is part of a growing prison abolition movement around the country, with the hashtag #NoNewJails cropping up in California, Michigan, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
The Green Party’s platform position under Criminal Justice states that our priorities must encourage and support positive approaches to punishment that build hope, responsibility and a sense of belonging. The No New Jails campaign(s) believe money spent on incarcerating people should be reinvested in black and brown communities that have historically been disproportionately incarcerated and affected by over-policing.
This resolution states full endorsement of the NoNewJails Campaign to ensure our fight to end the carceral state that has given the US the highest incarceration rate in the world.
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Passed on May 23, 2021
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