Archive for May, 2017

Tell the Conference Committee to invest in care, not cages!

May 31, 2017

It’s go time for our California budget! Two weeks ago, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget, increasing funding for CDCR to an all-time high of $11.4 billion. Although Brown’s budget projects a decline of the average daily prison population by approximately 2,000 in 2017-18 due to voter mandated criminal justice reforms like Proposition […]

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Envisioning Community Care for People with Mental Illness

May 31, 2017

More than $70 million had been cut from the Alameda county’s mental health care budget since 2007. Yet, Alameda County has the highest per capita incidence in the state of involuntary holds placed on individuals experiencing a mental health emergency.   While the overall number of people locked up in Santa Rita Jail is decreasing, […]

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Thank You & My Staff Transition!

May 18, 2017

It is with a lot of excitement and some sadness that I’m writing to let you all know that I will be transitioning out of my position as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator at the end of May. I have had different roles as Organizer, Coordinator, and Staff Trainer in CURB for the past 4 ½ years. […]

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For Immediate Release: California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions

May 15, 2017

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, (916) 442-1036 x613, dvieyra@acluca.org California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions Critics Say Long Sentences Failed to Reduce Drug Sales, Exacerbated Racial Disparities in Sentencing, Crippled State and Local Budgets Sacramento, CA — The California Senate took a step to address […]

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CURB remembers Rose Braz

May 15, 2017

CURB members are celebrating the life and mourning the loss of one of our movement leaders, Rose Braz. Rose was a co-founder of CURB, Critical Resistance, Justice Now and other organizations that sought to build a strong opposition to policing and incarceration throughout California and nationally. Rose was a comrade in this fight to many, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CA Prison Spending Soars to All Time High in Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 11, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Ivette Alé, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Ivette@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento — This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 revised budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.4 billion (2017-18), up from $10.6 billion last year (2016-17). Brown’s increase in corrections spending falls out of step with the will […]

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Join LANMJ this Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2017

As CURB and the LA No More Jails coalition continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County, we’re also uplifting our women and their families at our annual LANMJ Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, families were given the opportunity to share […]

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Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

May 10, 2017

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state corrections increases $1.5 million for local community corrections […]

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