Say No to Prisons as Shelters! Massachusetts Migrants Deserve Dignity.

In disturbing news, Massachusetts announced a policy that will prevent families from finding temporary refuge by sleeping overnight at Logan International Airport. Starting July 9, those found at the airport will be "offered" accommodations in places like the Norfolk prison facility. This disturbing decision highlights the lack of shelter space in Massachusetts. There is a dire need for true, dignified solutions to the housing crisis affecting unhoused people and the countless newly arrived migrant families.

Sign the petition to demand immediate action to address the shelter crisis in Massachusetts!

The use of a prison facility as a "safety-net" shelter underscores a deeper issue: the severe lack of adequate and humane housing options for migrants. While state officials argue this move ensures the safety and well-being of families, the reality is starkly different. Prisons, regardless of their temporary new purpose, are not homes. They are symbols of punishment and control, not refuge or welcome.

The irony of offering a prison as a sleeping space to the vulnerable cannot go unchallenged. This approach not only fails to respect the dignity of individuals and families seeking a new life in our state but also exposes them to environments unsuitable for recovery and rebuilding.

Sign this petition to urge Governor Healey and Massachusetts officials to invest in real solutions that increase the capacity and quality of emergency shelter spaces and implement long-term housing strategies!

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