No Bigger Jail – Discover Privateering

No Bigger Jail – Discover Privateering

Discover why Whatcom County is A Pioneer in jail reform. Our Community refuses to endorse mass incarceration, because privateering is the business model that underlays it. It creates A profiteering motive that undercuts the local economy, harms citizens and their...
Stop Punishing Taxpayers – Start Rebuilding Community Report

Stop Punishing Taxpayers – Start Rebuilding Community Report

The Coalition just produced after 10 years of research this document for the benefit of Whatcom County taxpayers to understand the complexity of the issue around building this large jail. Here is an excerpt from our opening page. Economic Alternatives = Opportunities...

No Needs Assessment

Why is it that a County government can ask for a $122.5 Million dollar expansion – without answering taxpayers concerns, without studying alternative economic options, and without producing a solid Needs Assessment that assesses the impacts of this project on...

Goal: 50% Reduction in Jail Consumption

We know this sounds like we are just talking business…but the fact is, overcriminalization is not about justice.  It is business.  So the growth of the jail industry is fed by a marketing funnel…and what we need to do is change the focus. We support this...