Archive for July, 2016

Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury

July 20, 2016

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2016   Press contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 lizzie@curbprisonspending.org Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury The No New SF Jail Coalition has been selected to receive the prestigious Hero Award by the San […]

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Save the Date: Break It Down Art Auction!

July 7, 2016

As we step into these summer months, CURB is both emboldened by recent victories in the fight against county jail and state prison expansion and aware of the huge resources we must accrue in confronting the systems that attempt to further incarcerate our loved ones and community members. To celebrate our work we want to invite […]

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RISE Act stalls, but we fight on

July 6, 2016

Last week, SB 966 (the RISE Act), fell one vote short of making it out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, ending its journey in the current legislative cycle. The bill would have repealed the sentence enhancement for most prior drug felony convictions, a vicious tool of the War on Drugs that has torn thousands […]

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What the new CA budget means for us

July 5, 2016

Dear Supporter, It is now the beginning of the new fiscal year in California, as Governor Brown signed the state’s 2016-17 budget on Monday. This year, thanks to your incredible action and passionate advocacy, the idea of moving resources away from law enforcement and imprisonment gained serious traction. But law enforcement continues to gain power as […]

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