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.
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!
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 - 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 and LA Organizations Critical Resistance, [...]
Communities Across the State Caravan to Sacramento in Protest Media Alert – December 2, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget: email@example.com - 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 [...]
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.
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 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.
“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.
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!
By Ali Budner Listen On today’s Your Call, we’ll talk about prison overcrowding in California. Under a federal court mandate, California is required to reduce its prison population by nearly 10,000 inmates. Governor Jerry Brown wants to spend $315 million over the next year to house inmates in private and county jails. But critics prefer alternatives like paroling [...]