TONIGHT: Our Reentry Event– “Getting Out & Getting Free”

Join us for our guest speakers and grassroots-expert panel for a discussion on Reentry experiences and supports in San Francisco, a night envisioning and strategizing for abolitionist systems of support for our communities and loved ones getting out of jail.

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Listen to Jesus’s experience and advice with getting out & getting free! Then come see him and out other grassroots experts tonight!

Final Speaker Line Up (with some corrected info)

  • Jesus Frisco Lens

  • Melvin Leihr

  • Jose Bernal, Ella Baker Center

  • Sheba Rivera, No New SF Jail Coalition & Critical Resistance

  • Bobby Jones-Hanley, Hospitality House

  • Eli Berry-St.John, Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersec Justice Project (TGIJP)

  • Julia Arroyo, Young Women’s Freedom Center

  • Andrea Salinas, No New SF Jail Coalition

We’ll begin at 6pm sharp, pacific standard time.

Register by noon today here:

Registrese hoy antes de las 12pm:

Para mas informacion en espanol sobre nuestro evento, visite nuestro sitio aqui.

The link and number to use to call-in will be emailed out to everyone who has registered at 12:30pm today.

See you tonight at 6pm!


Join Us Next Week 6/30 for Our Abolitionist Re-Entry Event!

Getting Out & Getting Free:

A Virtual Community Event with a Panel of Grassroots Experts sharing their Experiences Getting Out, as well as Services & Resources for Folks Recently Freed from SF Jails

No New SF Jail’s  second Abolition in Action Series Session

Tuesday, June 30 @ 6 pm

Register by Friday, June 26:


Información del evento en español aquí / Event Information in Spanish here 


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Our loved ones and community members locked up in SF jails are kept in terrible conditions. For years, prisoners have reported dangerous health conditions long before the COVID crisis, including noxious fumes and poor air quality, rat infestations, severe sewage leaks, flooding and asbestos, as well as physical, sexual and mental abuse from guards.

Knowing the dehumanizing and harmful conditions inside SF jails, and knowing the inequitable  conditions in the City right now especially during the COVID crisis, what support do you think folks need in busting out and coming home?

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Abolition in Action Series Launch: A People’s Assessment of the #ShutDown850 Ordinance

Last week on Sunday, May 24th, No New SF Jails kicked off our new Abolition in Action Series, a monthly series of community events on different topics related to building a jail-free San Francisco. Over 40 community members joined us for the first Abolition in Action Series event, People’s Assessment of the Shut Down 850 Ordinance.

The presentation covered the details of the legislation, why it mattered, and what’s left before 850 Bryant closes. Small group “breakout” discussions dove into more detail, assessing the ordinance and where we could go from here. Participants asked really great questions and collectively assessed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats of the ordinance to close 850 Bryant. 

You can view the presentation of the event in this video here:


…and view the information shared in the presentation here: #Shutdown850_ People’s Assessment of the Ordinance. (1).

We hope to see you at our June Abolition in Action event, a panel presentation on Re-Entry support and services to support folks being released from County jails in SF during the last week of June (exact date to be decided soon). 

Read more about our Abolition in Action Series here.