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Saturday: Ending Mass Incarceration Through Justice Reinvestment

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Dear Supporter, Two CURB member groups the California Prison Moratorium Project and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights are joining forces with a series of Valley organizations to host a special event in Fresno this Saturday, we hope to see you there! Join advocates, students, & community members for a panel discussion followed by breakout [...]

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

Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 4:39 am
protesters outside lynwood jail

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.

December 4 – Statewide #NoMoreJails Mobilization Information

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm

On December 4th, they will be begging the Board of State and Community Corrections for millions of dollars. Come to Sacramento and help us show that communities across the state are united: No New Jails!

​LA Residents Caravan to Sacramento in Protest

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Media Alert – December 3, 2013 36 Counties Beg for Jail Construction Money ​Media Contact: Mary Sutton, Critical Resistance LA - 310-709-8602​ ​When: December 4, 2013 - 1​2 noon Where: Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) University of Phoenix, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, 1st Floor, Sacramento Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget and LA Organizations Critical Resistance, [...]

36 Counties Beg For Jail Construction Money

Posted by on December 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

Communities Across the State Caravan to Sacramento in Protest Media Alert – December 2, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget: emily@curbprisonspending.org - 510.435.1176 When: December 4, 2013  -  12 noon Where: Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC): University of Phoenix, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, 1st Floor, Sacramento Who:  Californians United for a Responsible Budget (an alliance of over [...]

Looking Ahead to the Holiday Season

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

It’s time for California to chart a new course by investing in real alternatives to incarceration, treatment and supportive community programs. These programs mean less communities separated by prison walls, and more families sharing the holidays together.

Counties Prioritizing Jail Construction to Answer Realignment Challenges

Posted by on November 26, 2013 at 3:58 am

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2013​ MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 County experts available upon request for Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and others. ​California – ​Activists and analysts who have monitored California’s criminal justice realignment since it’s debut in 2011 released an updated [...]

CURB Realignment Report Card – November 2013

Posted by on November 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

CURB has reviewed the realignment plans of thirteen key counties in California. We selected the counties because they imprison the largest number of people in our state, send the largest share of people to state prison or are counties within which the majority of CURB members live and work.

Locked Up & #ShippedAway: New report exposes private prisons profiting from sending prisons far from home

Posted by on November 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

“Transferring prisoners out of the state of California has been an ineffective band-aid for our state’s overcrowded prison crisis. In a moment when we have an opportunity to demand sustainable prison population reduction strategies that would actually shrink the prisoner population, our ability to house prisoners in other states creates an ‘out’ and a distraction from the root of the problem and moves us away from real reform.” – Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget.

Dec. 4th: Statewide Mobilization to Fight Jail Expansion

Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

On December 4th, Sheriffs throughout the state will be begging the Board of State and Community Corrections for millions of dollars to build more cages for our children. Come to Sacramento and help us show that communities across the state are united: No New Jails!