Closing Youth Prisons Is Not Enough

Marlene Sanchez, Deputy Director of the Ella Baker Center, and Nicole Lee, Executive Director of Urban Peace Movement, hold a sign that reads “Transformation Not Incarceration” at a protest outside the Alameda County Probation office in Oakland.
Purple background with a young person standing and painting the slogan “We Keep Us Safe.” Purple and blue text reads, Alameda County has a critical opportunity to implement a community-led process to reimagine and redesign the county’s approach to youth justice.
Graphic by Emma Li.

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Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center

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The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights builds the power of black, brown, and poor people to break the cycles of incarceration and poverty.