NO NEW JAIL TAX campaign website is now LIVE!
Check out our gorgeous new NO NEW JAIL TAX website, https://www.nonewjailtax.com/.
And then please share it widely, to all your friends and groups.
The site offers details key facts:
- If approved, the jail tax will use up 100% of our public safety tax capacity for 30 years
- How previous jail tax funds have been diverted to other purposes
- If built, this will be the most expensive county jail in America
- Incarceration rates in Whatcom County have tripled over the past few decades, part of the national trend to mass incarceration
- The existing jail is in serious need of repair, but is structurally sound
- A report commissioned by the County concludes that if we build a new jail in Ferndale, they will fill it
- We are in serious need of criminal justice reform, as spelled out in that report
- Proven alternatives are available, and should be pursued instead