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In 2015 we defeated a proposed jail in San Francisco. Now, let’s close 850 Bryant and create the policies and resources our SF communities need to truly thrive.

Join us: Fight AGAINST Criminalization & FOR Strong, Healthy Communities!

Ways to get involved include:

  • Call, email and/or meet with your district’s Supervisor to support legislation to close 850 Bryant permanently. Join & spread our Social Media Storm on 4-15-20
  • Sign your organization up on our contact list to be informed on updates & to support upcoming actions (such as our #ShutDown850 Sign-on Letter & our more recent sign-on letter to Protect Prisoners against COVID-19). Screen Shot 2020-04-11 at 12.20.36 PM
  • Host a townhall or community event for your organization or the surrounding neighborhood & urge your Supervisors to close 850 Bryant
  • Print out or forward our #ShutDown850 factsheets and flyers & distribute them to your organization, restaurant, business, housing collective or community groups.
  • Request a presentation on the harms of SF’s jail expansion & 850 Bryant for your community or organization
  • Write an OpEd or Letter to the Editor
  • Join us for Jail Outreach to support prisoners and families on Saturdays
  • Share your or your loved one’s story of how being imprisoned at 850 Bryant or any of SF’s jails impacted you & your community with the coalition
  • Become a member of the NoNewSFJails Coalition!

Sign up to be contacted for events & mobilizations

or to get involved with our work to SHUT DOWN 850:

Contact us directly if you have questions!

No New SF Jail Coalition Celebrates December 15th Victory on the Steps of City Hall

Current & Upcoming Actions & Events

This Month! August 2020

MONDAY 8/24: Submit verbal or written comment to SF’s Budget & Appropriations Committee to fund community, not policing & jailing!

Monday, 8/24 — 10 am

Help us keep up momentum: this Monday will be the last time we can give public comment before the Budget and Appropriations Committee votes on the budget that will be voted on by the full board. We have been asking the Board to divest from policing all summer and we know they’re listening– we can’t give up now!

How you can make your voice heard: 

  • Email the Board of Supervisors to ask them to invest in care, not cops and cages.

  • Join us at the meeting live — your voice is most powerful when you speak from the heart about why you believe jailing and policing do not keep us safe.

  • If you’re unable to dial in, you can send a written comment via email. It’s still really important that the supervisors hear from you before they vote next week!

  • You can find phone instructions, an email template, and talking points HERE.
    These materials will be available in Spanish by Sunday.

Need some guidance? Reach out to Melissa (mghpublic117@gmail.com) for assistance!


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SAVE THE DATE: August’s Abolition in Action Event on Harm Reduction & Decriminalization 

Para información en español, haga clic aquí.

Care Not Cages: 

Harm Reduction, Decriminalizing Survival & Liberating SF

Thursday, August 27th, 5:30-7:30pm

Register before the event here! 

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Find more info on our “Care not Cages” event here. 

Para información en español, haga clic aquí.



Past Actions

Our coalition members and allies have carried out powerful actions to demonstrate our commitment to strong communities, not more jails.

Check out some of the important work the coalition has done HERE.

2015 VICTORY Defeating the City’s Proposal for a New Jail in SF: