Archive for January, 2014

2014-15 Corrections Budget Response Platform

January 31, 2014

At a time when families have still not recovered, greater investments can and must be made to respond to the need of Californians that continue to struggle. We look to the Governor to join us in reducing prison spending and building a road out of poverty.

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Stop the Donovan Prison Expansion

January 30, 2014

Dear Supporter, San Diego doesn’t need new prison cells. California tried to build its way out of its overcrowding crisis for 30 years. Building hasn’t solved overcrowding; it just spread terrible conditions over more lives. There are literally dozens of ways to reduce the prison population – including expanding good time credits, releasing terminally ill […]

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Prisoners in solitary deserve to have a presence at the Feb. 11th hearing!

January 29, 2014

Dear Supporter, Last July, 30,000 prisoners embarked on a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions, particularly in California’s isolation cells.  Dozens of prisoners remained on hunger strike for almost 60 days, suspending it only when key legislators promised to investigate the torturous conditions and work to change them. On February 11, in Sacramento, the Public Safety Committees will […]

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Gov. Brown’s Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

January 28, 2014

It is very important that you weigh in to focus the budget on people and restoring the terrible cuts to social services, rather than sinking more money into prison and jail expansion.

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Communities Rally at San Francisco Hearing on Jail Replacement Project

January 22, 2014

Community members from Californians United for a Responsible Budget, the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, the ACLU of Northern California, Young Artists at Work, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Taxpayers for Public Safety, Drug Policy Alliance, Critical Resistance, Communities United Against Violence, Sin Barras, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility, SF Jail Fight and many more will be there to speak out against the county’s plan to build a new jail, and will outline a series of needed alternatives to incarceration.

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State awards $500M in jail construction funds: Sheriffs want more resources, protesters want fewer jails

January 17, 2014

NEWS: An unusually rowdy meeting of a state corrections board Thursday drew malcontent county sheriffs and anti-jail protesters to an L.A. County jail in Lynwood.

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Massive Jail Construction Awards Move Forward

January 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—January 16, 2013
 LA Contact: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget – 213.864.8931 Santa Cruz Contact: ​Tash Nguyen, Sin Barras – 408.499.7912 SF Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget​ – 510-435-1176 Fresno Contact: Debbie Reyes, California Prison Moratorium Project – 559-367-6020 Los Angeles—Today, the murky Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) confirmed which counties […]

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California Counties Continue Fight against Massive Jail Construction Schemes

January 15, 2014

Organizations and residents from across Southern California counties will stage a rally to pressure the Board to not dole out more jail funds to their communities. A solidarity rally will be held later in the afternoon in Santa Cruz​, one of the counties recommended by the ESC to receive funding

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2 Days Away, Share Our Video Today!

January 14, 2014

In two days, the Board of State and Community Corrections will decide which counties will receive jail construction funding. We need you all to help us out in a few ways and demand that we stop all jail construction in California. We know that none of our counties need another jail. We know that we […]

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California, let’s stop jail construction

January 11, 2014

RSVP to the LA Event   Dear Supporter, This past December, caravans of people drove hundreds of miles from their home to Sacramento to demand that the Board of State and Community Corrections stop all jail construction in California. People representing counties talked about the need for community solutions, youth programs, and educational opportunities. People talked […]

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