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Reforming the Jail System

Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Reforming the Jail System   “Today, the Board of Supervisors helped ensure that Men’s Central Jail – an inhumane environment – would be torn down. We rejected a jail for those with mental illness and instead committed to looking into providing mental health treatment through a decentralized continuum of […]

February 2019

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The State Steps Up on Homelessness

Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Creation of a Statewide Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing   “I applaud Governor Gavin Newsom for creating the Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and enabling the State of California to have a larger role in tackling the defining civic and moral crises of our time. “Los […]