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Budget Battle: Stop $500 million in jail construction money!

Posted by on April 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Stop Jail Construction FundingAct Now!   Dear Supporter,Tomorrow California’s Assembly Budget Committee will be discussing a dangerous proposal that would add $500 million for jail construction to this year’s budget. Stopping this funding stream would mark an important victory for our loved ones, friends, neighbors and coworkers across California who have been fighting against the [...]

Budget Battle: Stop $2.8 billion of prison construction today!

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  Stop Prison Construction Funding Act Now! Dear Supporter,  The State of California recently distributed $800 million for prison expansion and now Senator Nielsen is proposing to increase funding for prison construction by $2.8 billion authorizing the CDCR to add 32,000 beds to existing prison facilities. This is on top of the $500 million being proposed [...]

Budget Battle: Stop $1.2 billion in jail construction money!

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  Stop Jail Construction Funding Act Now! Dear Supporter,Sacramento is feeling our pressure, the budget committee voted not to spend the recidivism reduction fund to expand prisons! Now, we have a good chance to stop a new attempt to fund the construction of new jails. Let’s keep the pressure on! Assembly Bill 2356 will increase [...]

San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately

Posted by on March 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

For Immediate Release –March 29, 2014 San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Saturday, March 29th in Otay a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues, [...]

San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

Posted by on March 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Wednesday, March 26th in San Diego a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues, criminal justice, and more will deliver a response letter to [...]

Stop the Donovan Prison Expansion

Posted by on March 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm

In San Diego we have been fighting against the proposals to expand Donovan State Prison for people with disabilities and mental health needs. We also recently heard that our state opened up a new medical facility this year in Stockton and stopped all prison admissions due to issues of medical neglect. Why build another 792 [...]

CURB’s New York Times Letter to the Editor

Posted by on March 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Jail Reform in California Printed in the New York Times on MARCH 16, 2014 To the Editor: We at CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget) welcome your call for a sentencing commission to propose desperately needed sentencing reform here in California (“A Sentencing Commission for California,” editorial, March 10). Our coalition works to curb [...]

TOMORROW: International Women’s Day Event

Posted by on March 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Dear Supporter,This year’s International Women’s Day is honoring the contribution of women to the survival and wellbeing of Los Angeles, Southern California and the world. A special honoring of California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) will be part of the event. We invite you to gather with us to celebrate the work that CFASC has [...]

The California Budget Battle Begins

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

A lot is at stake this budget session for people who support reducing the prison population and investing our resources into smart & humane alternatives. Today’s email is the first in a series from CURB on the California Budget Battle! In January, the proposed budget was released and as you’ll remember from our summary: Gov. Brown’s Budget: The [...]

Stop sending our loved ones to other counties!

Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Dear Supporter, Did you hear? Assemblymember Mark Stone of Monterey has recently introduced a policy that would allowcounties to continue to transfer prisons to other county jails. Since I heard the news, I have been working with local organizations in the Monterey Bay area to let the Assemblymember and the Legislature know that we do NOT support [...]