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  •  $2 billion for JOBS, not JAILS
 The Patrick Administration has estimated that, if current criminal justice policies are not changed dramatically, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will spend $2 billion over the next ten years, to build 10,000 new prison units.  Massachusetts already has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world – on par [...]

    Priorities for Criminal Justice Reform

     $2 billion for JOBS, not JAILS  The Patrick Administration has estimated that, if current criminal justice policies are not changed dramatically, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will spend $2 billion over the next ten years, to build 10,000 new prison units.  Massachusetts already has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world – on par [...]

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  • The Coalition for Jobs Not Jails
Summary of Job Creation and Improvement Proposals
Introduction – There are two potential sources of funding for job creation and improvement that could be freed up when we halt all prison construction in Massachusetts: 1) the roughly $2 billion that it would take to build 10,000 new prison units that the [...]

    Priorities for Job Creation and Improvement

    The Coalition for Jobs Not Jails Summary of Job Creation and Improvement Proposals Introduction – There are two potential sources of funding for job creation and improvement that could be freed up when we halt all prison construction in Massachusetts: 1) the roughly $2 billion that it would take to build 10,000 new prison units that the [...]

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  • [ April 26, 2014; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Where: Boston Common

When: April 26, 2014  1-4 p.m.

Who: you and 10,000 other leaders from all over Massachusetts

Speakers and Entertainment: TBA

What: A day to rise up joyfully, end prison expansion, and devote public energy and resources to job creation - not mass incarceration!

Stay tuned for updates here, or on Twitter @JobsNotJails!

 

    APRIL 26! The Rally to End Mass Incarceration and Create Jobs

    [ April 26, 2014; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Where: Boston Common When: April 26, 2014  1-4 p.m. Who: you and 10,000 other leaders from all over Massachusetts Speakers and Entertainment: TBA What: A day to rise up joyfully, end prison expansion, and devote public energy and resources to job creation - not mass incarceration! Stay tuned for updates here, or on Twitter @JobsNotJails!  

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  • The RMV collateral sanctions bill is now in Conference Committee to hash out the details between the House and Senate versions. We support the Senate version. Let’s make sure our representatives know that!
Read the Talking Points here

and then …
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS!       Find your legislator here.
Ask your own State Representative and Senator to communicate their support [...]

    Talking Points to Get RMV Bill Passed!

    The RMV collateral sanctions bill is now in Conference Committee to hash out the details between the House and Senate versions. We support the Senate version. Let’s make sure our representatives know that! Read the Talking Points here and then … PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS!       Find your legislator here. Ask your own State Representative and Senator to communicate their support [...]

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  • URGENT ACTION ALERT:
PLEASE CALL, WRITE LETTERS TO AND ARRANGE MEETINGS WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS:
Ask them to support the Senate Version of the Bill to Repeal the Driver’s License Suspension Law (Senate 2021)!
Dear Allies of EPOCA and the Jobs Not Jails Coalition,
An important bill that will help people charged with a drug offense obtain jobs passed the [...]

    RMV Collateral Sanctions Campaign: URGENT ACTION ALERT

    URGENT ACTION ALERT: PLEASE CALL, WRITE LETTERS TO AND ARRANGE MEETINGS WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS: Ask them to support the Senate Version of the Bill to Repeal the Driver’s License Suspension Law (Senate 2021)! Dear Allies of EPOCA and the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, An important bill that will help people charged with a drug offense obtain jobs passed the [...]

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  • Why Restoring Driving Rights to Former Inmates Matters
Massachusetts is on the verge of removing a roadblock for thousands of former inmates who had their licenses automatically suspended after being released.
Maura Ewing, Contributor
National Journal January 22, 2016
Steven Den­son put his life of drugs—both selling and us­ing—be­hind him after his most re­cent stint in pris­on, a four-year [...]

    Why Restoring Driving Rights to Former Inmates Matters

    Why Restoring Driving Rights to Former Inmates Matters Massachusetts is on the verge of removing a roadblock for thousands of former inmates who had their licenses automatically suspended after being released. Maura Ewing, Contributor National Journal January 22, 2016 Steven Den­son put his life of drugs—both selling and us­ing—be­hind him after his most re­cent stint in pris­on, a four-year [...]

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