Jobs Not Jails rally

Bay State Examiner video of this past Saturday's Jobs Not Jails rally in Boston:

Read more about the rally from The Boston Globe here:

The rally was sponsored by the Coalition for Jobs not Jails, made up of 100 organizations across the state, including carpenters’ unions, faith groups, and the Worcester-based Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement.

The coalition is urging lawmakers to end prison expansion in the state, instead using the money to create jobs that pay living wages. Members are also asking lawmakers to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, raise the minimum wage, and support funding that so that people charged with nonviolent drug offenses can get addiction treatment rather than prison.