Close 850 Bryant Resources

About the Campaign to Close 850 Bryant 

Close 850 Bryant Now! No New Jails!: Flyer detailing No New SF Jail’s specific demands in the current state of the jail fight, including brief talking points, statistics, and a recommendation for investment in community based resources. (

Building Power Together: Connecting People Impacted by SF Jails: Coalition reaching out to connect with community members who are closely impacted by SF jails, and asking for their involvement with the fight to close 850 Bryant. English and Spanish

8 Steps to a Jail Free San Francisco: List of criteria put forth by No New SF Jails coalition after the defeat of the jail plan in SF, outlining recommendations for policies and practices invested in an abolitionist vision of equity, self-determination, and community health. (

2019 Budget Report on Savings (2019): Report detailing proposed budget reductions for the City and County of San Francisco in the areas of policing and imprisonment. This report also outlines investments that can be made to support SF’s most policed and jailed communities with housing and other resources. (

Jail Closure Plan : Document drawing on policy proposals put forth by the city-initiated “Workgroup to Re-envision the Jail Replacement Project;” details No New SF Jail’s recommendations for implementation of select proposals from the workgroup that can work to address harm and accountability without reliance on jailing. (


About Closing Jails and Stopping Jail Expansion

Alternative Investments to Imprisonment: Flyer refuting the value of policing and prisons in California communities, arguing instead for investment in sustainable community-based solutions that emphasize restorative and transformative justice practices (

Abolitionist Responses to Jail Expansion and Reform: Chart providing examples of common proposals/reforms to the PIC that are often obscured as “accommodative,” and work to legitimize and expand the PIC, with corresponding recommendations for transformative, abolitionist alternatives to policing and prisons as a whole (

Toward the Abolition of Imprisonment: Dismantling Jails: Briefing deconstructing jails as a destructive weapon of the PIC, and outlining ongoing state practices in jail expansion. Provides suggestions for real-life tactics in pursuit of the abolition of jails, and a call for resistance beyond just jails (