We are taking on the world’s largest jail system

 Patrisse Cullors, Founder of Yes on R

Yes on Measure R is an important step towards fixing LA’s broken jail system.

Our movement — powered by Black Lives Matter, community organizations, and grassroots citizens– collected over 247,000 signatures to put a measure on the LA County March 3, 2020 ballot.

Patrisse Cullors, Founder of Yes on R 

No One is Above the Law

Measure R will mean accountability, transparency, and fairness is brought back to LA’s criminal justice system.

Measure R is the Solution

The Problem

Corruption

The LA County Sheriff’s Department has been protecting deputies convicted of corrupt behavior including trafficking drugs, sexual assault inside the jails, and racial profiling. 

The Problem

Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is the civil rights issue of our time. Our criminal justice system profoundly discriminates against people of color and unfairly punishes the poor and low income members of our communities.

The Problem

Inadequate Mental Health Care

LA County Jail houses an average of 5,500 individuals with mental illness, 60% of whom can be safely diverted into healthcare programs, according to a recent report. 

The Solution

Yes on R will establish strong and independent civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Department to prevent and punish corruption. 

The Solution

Yes on R will help end mass incarceration by reducing the jail population and providing alternatives to incarceration.

The Solution

Yes on R will increase access to mental health care and drug treatment services.

The Problem

Corruption

The LA County Sheriff’s Department has been protecting deputies convicted of corrupt behavior including trafficking drugs, sexual assault inside the jails, and racial profiling. 

The Solution

Yes on R will establish strong and independent civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Department to prevent and punish corruption. 

The Problem

Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is the civil rights issue of our time. Our criminal justice system profoundly discriminates against people of color and unfairly punishes the poor and low income members of our communities.

The Solution

Yes on R will help end mass incarceration by reducing the jail population and providing alternatives to incarceration.

The Problem

Inadequate Mental Health Care

LA County Jail houses an average of 5,500 individuals with mental illness, 60% of whom can be safely diverted into healthcare programs, according to a recent report. 

The Solution

Yes on R will increase access to mental health care and drug treatment services.

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Key Dates

February 3

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February 22

Early Voting Begins
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March 3

Election Day!
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Mass Incarceration isn’t an abstract concept — it’s something that irrevocably hurts the lives of our friends, neighbors, and peers.

This movement we are fighting to build will not succeed without a vision of hope — a hope rooted in reflecting on our lived experience, healing from our trauma, and imagining a future that empowers all people and enables us to succeed.

Hearing from you about how our criminal justice system has hurt you or the people close to you will give us the strength we need to win this fight in March. And it’s your stories and your help that will take us over the finish line

So tell us:
Why do you support Yes on R, and what does a world without mass incarceration mean to you?

Now is the time to Reform LA Jails and Vote Yes on R!