Archive for November, 2014

How to CURB Prison Spending on #GivingTuesday

November 25, 2014

Click on links below for sample tweets!! Give $11: CURB has been fighting prisons for 11 years! Give $28: To celebrate Diana’s 28th birthday! Give $41: Stop 41 counties from building new jails! Give $65: 65 orgs fighting for #N0MoreJails! Give $145: We got 145 media hits so far in 2014! Give $230: Help us fight the LA […]

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Kamala Harris Said What??

November 18, 2014

Last Friday, Federal judges *again* ordered California to speed up the releases of people from prison (for those of you keeping score at home, this is the 2nd such order in 11 months)! And you won’t believe what supposedly progressive Attorney General Kamala Harris argued: if forced to release people, our “prisons would lose an important […]

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Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Emily Harris

November 17, 2014

Interview by Dick Price on Justice Not Jails from November 17th, 2014. Now that Prop 47 has passed and a new Sheriff will soon be walking the beat in Los Angeles County, we thought we’d engage Emily Harris, the statewide coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget, which has been battling so hard to push California […]

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Hell in Paradise Tonight at the Omni in Oakland

November 14, 2014

Pelican Bay State Prison is one of the largest prisons in our state. With close to 3 thousand men, and more than a third kept in solitary confinement, this prison is one of California’s most notorious for its unjust treatment of folks inside. Join us tonight at the Omni in Oakland, for a performance of Hell […]

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In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis center

November 13, 2014

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey is heading up a task force focused on diverting mentally ill criminal defendants from jail. She spoke to the county Board of Supervisors Wednesday about her group’s work. By Abby Sewell At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being […]

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Art Installation at LA Board of Sups TOMORROW

November 11, 2014

Dear Supporter, Let’s re-imagine Los Angeles Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will hear an initial report from District Attorney Lacey regarding mental health diversion. This is a really positive step in the right direction and we need to be present to continue to urge our decision- makers to continue to take it a […]

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3 More Days – RSVP Today!

November 6, 2014

Dear Supporter,  RSVP for “A World Without Walls” Don’t forget to RSVP for our event this Saturday, November 8th from 7-9pm at LACAN, 838 E 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021. “A World Without Walls: Community Conversations on Carceral California” comes out of a project between Californians United for a Responsible Budget and the American Studies […]

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Sentencing reform Proposition 47 passes, Advocates raise concerns about where the funding will go

November 5, 2014

For Immediate Release – Nov 5th, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 California – Tonight, California voters passed criminal justice reform measure Proposition 47. The proposition changes the lowest level drug possession and petty theft crimes from felonies to simple misdemeanors for some people. Although re-sentencing is not guaranteed, up to 10,000 people […]

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