Today, Cinco de Mayo, 2020, the Orange County Board of Supervisors have approved the $280 million contract to expand the James A Musick expansion project.
This unnecessary project, billed as a “mental health jail” intended to incarcerate the most vulnerable in our community, misappropriates needed resources at a terrible time, a time that makes obvious the need to prioritize de-centralized community-based care over harmful and woefully ineffective law-enforcement and jails. Jails should not be de facto mental healthcare facilities.
Please, email, call, tweet, share. Please do whatever you can to tell Orange County leadership that we want care, not cages. That no one can ever get well in a cell.
Here are resources to help you reach out. A sample email, sample tweets, addresses and contact information are all included in this document. Please, make yourself heard. Your voice matters. We all matter.
#StopMusickExpansion #NoMoreJails #CareNotCages