Archive for January, 2013

City of Chino Anti-Prison Expansion Action Wednesday!

January 29, 2013

As you might have heard, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation is planning a controversial & massive expansion of the California Institute for Men in Chino. News stories report they intend to add as many as 3,000 more cells. Here are a couple of recent news stories about the project: Chino city officials up […]

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Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows

January 29, 2013

For Immediate Release – January 29th Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 Plans to build thousands of new prison cells in Chino have generated responses ranging from confusion to outrage in the Inland Empire and across the state. “California doesn’t need more prison cells, and […]

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Angela Davis & Windy Click: Rallying to end women’s prison crisis in California

January 26, 2013

By Angela Y. Davis and Windy Click Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in the Fresno Bee Just a couple of weeks ago, Gov. Jerry Brown declared California’s prison crisis over and demanded an end to federal oversight of the state prison system. This declaration was especially troubling given that it coincided with reports of severe overcrowding […]

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Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Women’s Prison

January 24, 2013

MEDIA ALERT—January 26, 2013 Saturday Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Prison Overcrowding Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros – 510-517-6612 Photo and Interview opportunities: Los Angeles at 8:30 am Chuco’s Justice Center 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood CA 90302 Diana Zuniga, (213) 864-8931 Oakland at 10:30am MacArthur BART Station 555 40th St  Oakland, CA […]

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Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Bay Area Resident to Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—January 23, 2013 Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Bay Area Resident to Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison Press Contact:   Adrienne Roberts California Coalition for Women Prisoners Office: (415) 255-7036 x 314 Mobile: (415) 519-0378 San Francisco—Hundreds of Bay Area residents will be getting on buses and into cars Saturday morning, making […]

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Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Angelinos to the Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—January 23, 2013 Press Contact:   Diana Zuniga CURB Field Organizer 213-864-8931 Los Angeles—Dozens of LA residents will be getting on buses and into cars Saturday morning, making the long trek to the Central Valley town of Chowchilla where they will join hundreds of Californians from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and […]

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Fund a Seat on the Bus to Chowchilla!

January 17, 2013

In a little more than a week, hundreds of family members, activists, formerly imprisoned people, and students from every corner of the state are converging in Chowchilla, CA to protest the unconstitutional overcrowding in California’s women prisons and show our support for our loved ones inside who are struggling to survive.CURB member groups are all preparing to […]

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Despite Mounting Pressure to Reduce the Prison Population, CDCR Opens New Women’s Prison

January 17, 2013

For Immediate Release – January 17th Despite Mounting Pressure to Reduce the Prison Population, CDCR Opens New Women’s Prison Contact:  Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (510) 435-1176 Adrienne Roberts, California Coalition for Women Prisoners (415) 255-7036 x 314 or (415) 519-0378 (cell) SACRAMENTO CA-Despite a declining crime rate and a drop in the […]

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Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes

January 10, 2013

For Immediate Release – January 10th Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento CA – Gov. Brown’s 2013-14 budget, released this morning, echoes comments earlier this week that the administration has deserted plans to shrink California’s over-sized prison population, ignoring clear messages from […]

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Gov. Attempts to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding

January 8, 2013

For Immediate Release – January 8th Governor Asks Court to End Prison Population Reduction Requirement Makes Another Attempt to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento CA—Yesterday the State of California filed another response to the Federal Court order to reduce dangerous overcrowding in California’s prison, urging the […]

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