Decarceration & Decriminalization
Decreasing Sacramento County jail populations requires a plan that prioritizes strengthening networks of care and resources that heal, decrease poverty, prevent harm and increase capacity for diversion from policing and the legal system.
We continue work to prevent any type of jail expansion in Sacramento County.
Budget Transparency and Reinvestment
Advocating for public spending to be transparent and to be invested in life-affirming human services that promote community safety.
PreTrial Justice: Ending Pretrial Detention
Fighting against the growing power of Probation in Pretrial and for Pretrial programs to prioritize supportive community-based services outside of law-enforcement.
Decarcerate Sacramento organizes with people who are currently incarcerated in Sacramento County’s two jails. We build relationships through letter writing, phone calls and jail visiting to ensure that our work is centering the needs and priorities of people inside. We work to amplify their voices and experiences in all of our advocacy.
Our coalition is primarily made up of individuals who currently have or have had a loved one incarcerated. We understand on a personal level how harmful incarceration is on families and communities. If you or someone you know has been impacted by Sacramento County jails, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We launched our jail hotline on July 1st, 2022 to support folks inside with jail conditions and medical advocacy, free books, information sharing, legal research, and more. If you'd like to share the hotline phone # with someone who is currently incarcerated in a Sacramento County jail, please reach out to us.
The percentage of people in Sacramento County Jail who have not been convicted of any crime.
The population of Black folks in the jail population (the total Black population in Sacramento County is 11%).
The number of people in Sacramento County Jail who have been diagnosed with mental illness.
The number of people charged with misdemeanors in Sacramento experiencing homelessness.
Data Shows: Prevention Works
“Preventing Violence: A Primer”, Prevention Institute, October 2009
Key finding: “Prevention programs and strategies have a demonstrated track record in reducing violence.”
Decarcerate Sacramento is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Advocacy.© 2022