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Prism | Civil Rights History Inspiring Criminal Justice Reform & Measure R

Selma to LA: How Civil Rights History Inspired Criminal Justice Reform and Measure R

February 25, 2020. Our Prism. Measure R was passed in California in March of 2020, allowing mentally ill Black people to receive medical care and not the unfair torture of incarceration. Patrisse delves into how civil rights history inspired a movement that only continues to grow among nationwide Black communities oppressed by the police and prison states.

Measure R, LA prisons, mental illness advocacy

CNN Opinion | LA Watershed Moment for Mental Illness Advocacy

Los Angeles’ Watershed Moment for Mental Illness Advocacy

March 17, 2020. CNN Opinion. Jails have increasingly become responsible for caring for those with mental illness. The mentally ill, especially those in Black communities, should be able to seek real mental health facilities for treatment instead of cold, brutal prison walls. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Patrisse Cullors team up in this op-ed to talk about the recently-passed Measure R, how it now enables the LA County sheriff to safely reduce the jail population, and how California is inspiring the entire country to create change.