Archive for September, 2011

CURB’s Realignment Report Card

September 29, 2011

CURB has reviewed the realignment plans of thirteen key counties in California. We selected the following 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. CURB looked at the balance [...]

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California Should Regain Its Lead in Setting National Trends and Stop Building New Prisons and Jails

September 28, 2011

This piece was originally published by the California Progress Report on 9/28/11. By Emily Harris and Isaac Ontiveros Across the country, headlines show a new trend of nationwide prison closure. A recent report by the Sentencing Project notes that, to date, 13 states in the US have closed or are considering closing some of their [...]

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Governor Brown Please sign (AB 420) Redistricting and Anti-shackling (AB 568) Bills

September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 Governor Jerry Brown Via Fax: (916) 558-3177 Re:    AB 420 & AB 568–SUPPORT Dear Governor Brown, We, the undersigned, write to you in strong support of two critical bills currently awaiting your signature: AB 420 – Redistricting and AB 568 – limiting the use of shackles. If signed, these bills will correct [...]

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CDCR Plans to Release 4,000 Primary Caregivers from Women’s Prisons

September 14, 2011

Community Leaders Call for Re-entry Support, Prison Closure and Release of Caregivers from Men’s Prisons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 14, 2011 Press Contact:  Emily Harris Statewide Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510-435-1176 Oakland— The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced Tuesday that non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenders who are female, pregnant, or [...]

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Community Organizations Demand Alternatives in Prisoner ‘Realignment’, Confront LA Board of Supervisors

September 6, 2011

For Immediate Release – September 6, 2011 Press Contact: Mary Sutton, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Cell: 310.709.8602 What: Press Conference When: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 12pm NOON, prior to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Meeting Where: Outside Board’s Hearing Room 381B, 500 West Temple Street, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los [...]

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