Books Not Bars
Books Not Bars organizes the largest network of families of incarcerated youth and champion alternatives to California’s costly, broken prison system.
Currently we are focused on:
- Closing the Division of Juvenile Justice and placing youth in community-based programs.
- Ending the misuse of Solitary Confinement in California's youth prisons and county jails.
- Addressing the overcrowding of California's adult prisons through sentencing reform.
- Building the leadership of our families to become advocates for themselves and for necessary reforms to the prison system.