Jobs Not Jails

Together, we are building the infrastructure to engage thousands of people in a campaign to stop $2 billion of prison construction, and re-direct those funds into creating good jobs for people in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods.

JNJ Lobby Day May 25!

May 18, 2016 | by Rachel Corey

Join the Jobs Not Jails coalition as we take the Statehouse by storm to push to raise the felony larceny threshold. Massachusetts has the 3rd lowest felony threshold. That must change for #cjreform to happen.

Join the Jobs Not Jails coalition Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30am in Room 437 to kick off the Jobs Not Jails lobby day. Sign up here.

We will be focusing our efforts on moving S.2176 to a House vote. It passed the Senate 40-0, and now it's time for the House to take action. Be a part of the movement to call for criminal justice reforms! We will prep you with talking points before you go to your state Rep's office. Brush up on the details of this bill with the document in this post. 

These days many smart phones cost more than $250. This law has been on the books since the 1980s, and it's time for the law to account for inflation. 

Do you know who your legislators are? Great! If you don't know, find out here easily.

Lew Finfer, 617-470-2912, 

Rachel Corey, 617-807-0111,

T accessible: closest stations are Park St on the Red and Green Lines and Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line. Here are more details directions by foot, public transit or car.