Archive for December, 2013

What Will You Build in 2014?

December 31, 2013

Dear Supporter: THANK YOU for building communities not jails with us in 2013. CURB will continue building a movement against prison and jail expansion in 2014 beginning with major actions in January. But we need your help. We are $414 away from our holiday fundraising goal. Making a donation to CURB by midnight tonight will […]

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Time is running out for your dollar-for-dollar year-end match

December 30, 2013

Challenging California’s massive prison system requires a big plan – and the capacity to realize it.  CURB’s work connects and strengthens critical fights waged by organizations across the state. Between today and tomorrow you have an opportunity to double your impact and change California’s political landscape, erasing the prison designs and creating a blueprint for […]

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Join me in strengthening CURB

December 24, 2013

‘A weak obstacle is sometimes sufficient to overthrow a grand design’

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Double your impact

December 19, 2013

It truly takes a village to keep up this work and there’s no better time to give than during this match. We’re so proud to stand alongside CURB.

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Budget Release Statewide Day of Action – Jan 10th

December 17, 2013

Join CURB and our Allies on Friday, January 10th for action in 6 cities to respond to the release of Governor Brown’s 2014 draft budget.

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3 Ways To Keep Up Our Work

December 17, 2013

Dear Supporter, Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections recommended that several counties receive jail construction funding, however, Los Angeles was not on the list. Los Angeles County had applied for $80 million in state money to construct a “reentry/step down facility”. Yes, this is on top of the $100 million they were […]

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Sign-up: Is your loved one serving time in a prison out of state? Are you afraid your loved one might get transfered?

December 15, 2013

CURB has been working with people who have a loved one who is a California prisoner and is either currently in an out-of-state  prison or is in danger of being shipped out-of-state in response to the Governor’s plan to reduce prison overcrowding. Sign-up with us if you want to stay in the loop on any […]

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Justice Reinvestment: How National Trends May Impact California – Wednesday Dec. 18 – 12pm PST

December 13, 2013

Justice Reinvestment: How National Trends May Impact California
Nicole Porter, Sentencing Project
Wednesday, December 18th
12-1pm

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California Ships Prisoners Out of State to “Reduce” Its Prison Population

December 8, 2013

“California has ever-lengthening sentences,” she noted. “Expanding prison capacity doesn’t address this. Keep in mind, it’s not just building, but also the cost of running these prisons. The only way for California to get a handle on its ever-growing population is to take a hard look at who’s in prison and who could safely program in the community. That means looking at sentence lengths, good-time credits, etc., but the political reality in our state is that politicians aren’t making the hard choices that would ultimately benefit California financially and safely. They just keep heaping on more Tough-on-Crime policies.”

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This year has brought us…

December 6, 2013

Yesterday, the dedicated work of CURB and our members brought advocates, organizers, formerly incarcerated people and many others to Sacramento with a unified, loud demand: No More Jails!

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