Archive for June, 2012

Media Alert: $4.1 billion Cut from Prison and Jail Expansion

June 28, 2012

For Immediate Release—June 28, 2012 California residents set sights on 2012-2013 budget Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 444 0484 Sacramento – California’s recently passed 2012-2013 budget cancelled billions in prison and jail construction funding authorized by the notorious Assembly Bill 900. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation budget, […]

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Senate Committee on Public Safety Votes to Lift the Media Access Ban on CA Prisons

June 13, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2012 Community Members Rally at Capitol To Call for Transparency in $9.2 Billion Prison System CONTACT: Isaac Lev Szmonko, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (339-222-8771) SACRAMENTO—Today, residents throughout the state celebrate as AB 1270, a bill to lift the media access ban in California prisons, passed the Senate Committee […]

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CURB Open Letter on May Budget Proposals

June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 To:    The Hon. Jerry Brown, Governor Senator Mark Leno                                         Assembly Member Robert Blumenfield Chair, Senate Budget Committee                    Chair, Assembly Budget Committee Re:      Corrections Spending (May Budget Revision), Dear Governor Brown, Chairman Leno and Chairman Blumenfield, The positive steps proposed in the recently released Futures of California Corrections report by the California […]

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Grassroots Coalition Asks Legislators to Lift the Media Access Ban on CA Prisons

June 8, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY June 8, 2012 Community Members Travel From Around State to Weigh in On Senate’s Public Safety Agenda CONTACT: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (510-435-1176) What: Grassroots advocates will participate in a Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing and then rally in support of reforms in public safety policy including AB 1270 […]

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Anti-jail protesters show up to oppose project moving forward.

June 6, 2012

Supes Suggest Light, Airy New Jail Designs By Austin Walsh from the South San Francisco Patch     The current jail facility on Bradford Street is over capacity. Credit Stacie Chan Activists again clashed with the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday over proposed design strategies for the new jail that is to be […]

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Board of Supervisors Barrel Forward Even as Funding Scheme for San Mateo Jail Dies in Appropriations Committee

June 5, 2012

For Immediate Release—June 4, 2012 Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros 510.517.6612 What: Jail Design Meeting When: 1:30pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Where: San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City Less than two weeks after another funding source for San Mateo County’s controversial new jail project has been denied, community members will […]

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