Archive for November, 2011

Opinion: Is realignment an opportunity? If so, let’s not waste it on building costly jail beds.

November 23, 2011

Published by Capitol Weekly 11/23/11 November 17th’s “California’s Prison System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” conference, organized by Capitol Weekly and the University of California, brought together experts, advocates, and law enforcement and highlighted the devastating impacts of the expansion of California’s prison system and consequent shift in state spending on education and [...]

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$600 Million More for Jails; $600 Million Less for Education and Health

November 17, 2011

For Immediate Release-November 17, 2011 Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Office:510.444.0484 Oakland CA- On Wednesday, California’s Legislative Analyst Office released grim news about the State’s financial health.  The nonpartisan office projects a $13 billion deficit for 2012, and $3.7 billion revenue shortfall that could trigger at least $2 billion in service [...]

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Fighting to Win Against Jail Expansion

November 14, 2011

Click Here for CURB’s “Budget For Humanity”which outlines CURB’s demands to: 1. Stop All Prison and Jail Construction 2. Reduce Overcrowding and Release Our tax Dollars 3. Stop The Cuts and Invest In Our Future Click Here for CURB’s “Realignment Report Card” Want to learn more? Click here for a radio interview on KALW about [...]

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California Needs to Fund Public Education and Social Services, Not Prisons

November 14, 2011

Originally published on 14 November 2011 by the California Progress Report. By Amy Vanderwarker, Critical Resistance and Matt Haney, University of California Students Association Last Wednesday night, more than one thousand students and campus workers at University of California Berkeley held a day of action protesting budget cuts and fee increases to build momentum toward [...]

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California invests millions in new jails to deal with overcrowding

November 10, 2011

By Rina Palta on November 9, 2011 – 5:32pm download On October 1, 2011, California experienced a major change to its criminal justice system. After the Supreme Court ordered the state to drastically reduce its prison population, the Legislature decided to shift responsibility for a wide variety of offenders to the local level. KALW’s criminal [...]

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CURB Internship Announcement

November 8, 2011

CURB Internship Announcement Winter 2011-12 Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is offering an enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking person an exciting internship with our statewide alliance of organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in California. The internship provides the opportunity to gain [...]

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Realignment Used to Push Jail Expansion Across California

November 4, 2011

MEDIA ALERT-November 5, 2011 Realignment Used to Push Jail Expansion Across California 25 Counties to Apply for $603 million in Jail Construction Funding Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510-444-0484 SACRAMENTO – The Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) announced yesterday that it has invited 25 counties to submit applications for Phase [...]

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