Shut Down The Workhouse

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Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) says
Anyone who has been inside the St. Louis City Medium Security Institution (aka the Workhouse) knows that conditions inside the facility are inhumane; people are forced to endure dirty, cramped quarters, disgusting food, and physical and psychological abuse. Often, they are not given the medications they need to survive.

Additionally, most people in the Workhouse are awaiting trial and have not even been found guilty yet. Many are locked up for non-violent crimes simply because they do not have the money for bail--sometimes as little as a few hundred dollars. It is clear that the Workhouse exists to criminalize, punish, and warehouse poor people--especially Black people.

This Tuesday, March 24th at 9:15am at the City Justice Center (200 South Tucker Blvd) we will call on Richard Gray, the City's Public Safety Director, to shut down the Workhouse. Folks who have been locked up will speak out about the facility while, inside the Justice Center, city officials meet with private vendors hoping to win a new food service contract with the City’s Division of Corrections.

Join us to make sure they know we will not tolerate inhumane jail conditions and mass incarceration in St. Louis.
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