Archive for March, 2012

ACLU is critical of state prison realignment

March 22, 2012

Sending prisoners and funding to county authorities risks continuing the state’s over-dependence on incarceration, the group contends. But the head of the state sheriffs association says local facilities should be upgraded. By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2012 Reporting from Sacramento— California risks repeating past mistakes as it doles out hundreds of millions […]

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Community Members Call for Restored Rights to People with Felony Convictions

March 20, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 20th, 2012 Organizations Speak at Oakland City Council in Support of Resolutions to Support Prisoner Reentry Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 444 0484 What: Oakland City Council Meeting When: Tuesday, March 20 2012, 6:30pm Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland—The Oakland […]

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CURB Advisory Board Members on Think Outside the Cage this Saturday

March 15, 2012

Program for Saturday, March 17th at 1pm Geri Silva hosts Think Outside the Cage on KPFK 90.7 FM Click here to listen live. This Saturday, March 17, 2012, Think Outside the Cage having two special guests, Kenneth Hartman and Jane Dorotik. Kenneth Hartman, at age 19, killed a man in fist fight while being both […]

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California to dish out $602 million for jail construction

March 9, 2012

March 8, 2012 | 4:59 PM | By Rina Palta from KALW The Corrections Standards Authority today approved $602,881,000 in funds for jail construction projects in 11 counties, the second phase in what’s now a $1.2 billion investment in county jails. Los Angeles will receive $100 million, as will Riverside and Orange counties. Smaller grants […]

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Media Alert: Updated Report Card Shows More Counties Plan Jail Expansion

March 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 8, 2012  California Counties Going Wrong Direction with Realignment Updated Report Card Shows More Counties Plan Jail Expansion Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 517 6612 California—As the Corrections Standards Authority announce grants for jail construction for Phase II of AB900, advocates across the state denounced […]

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CURB Realignment Report Card – Second Edition

March 8, 2012

CURB has reviewed the realignment plans of thirteen key counties in California. We selected the following counties because they imprison the largest number of people in our state, send the largest share of people to state prison or are counties within which the majority of CURB members live and work.  We originally reviewed these counties […]

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Welcome Home LA – Saturday March 10th

March 8, 2012

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Community Groups Reject LA County Bid For $100M Grant To Build New Jails

March 7, 2012

Story from CBS Los Angeles. March 7, 2012 8:02 AM (credit: CBS) LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A number of Southland activist groups are opposing efforts by county officials to obtain state funding for jail upgrades and new jail construction. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports they want Los Angeles County supervisors to reject a potential $100 […]

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Community Continues Opposition to Massive Expansion of LA County Jail

March 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—MARCH 5, 2012 Organizations and Advocates Rally Against World’s Largest Jail System Press Contact:          Kruti Parekh – (323) 490-0601 or Danae Tapia – 626.244.4009, Youth Justice Coalition Mary Sutton – 310-709-8602, Critical Resistance   What: Press Conference  When: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, 10am Where: steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration –LA […]

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