Archive for January, 2012

Avanza plan de más cárceles

January 26, 2012

Condado aprueba la solicitud de $100 millones en fondos estatales Jorge Morales Almada | La Opinión 2012-01-25 Hasta 75 comentarios en contra del plan de expansión se escucharon en la reunión de ayer, pero los cinco supervisores votaron a favor. Ciro Cesar/La Opinión 1/2 Los cinco supervisores del Condado de Los Ángeles parecían mostrar su [...]

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Hundreds Protest LA County Jail Expansion Plan

January 25, 2012

Watch the video here: Hundreds Protest Jail Expansion Proposal « CBS Los Angeles.     LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Hundreds of protesters rallied Tuesday against a proposal to expand the Los     Angeles County jail system. They say the nearly $1.5 billion on the table could be used to help prevent crime instead. “If we provide the [...]

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Hundreds Turn Out to Oppose Massive LA County Jail Expansion

January 25, 2012

For Immediate Release—January 24, 2012 Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510. 517.6612 Los Angeles— Over two hundred community members showed an enthusiastic display of opposition to the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Department’s move to expand LA County’s jails. After noting much community pressure, the Supervisors immediately backed down [...]

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Media Alert: Hundreds To Rally Against $1.4 Billion LA Jail Expansion

January 23, 2012

For Immediate Release—January 23, 2012 Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510. 517.6612 What: Press Conference, Rally When:  Tuesday January 24, 10am Where:  500 West Temple St., Kenneth Hall Main entrance Los Angeles—Hundreds of LA residents will be converging on Tuesday’s LA County Board of Supervisors meeting to protest Sheriff [...]

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ALL OUT: SAY NO TO LA JAIL EXPANSION

January 23, 2012

All out to LA County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday Jan 24th: SAY NO TO LA JAIL EXPANSION 9:30 am rally Location: 500 West Temple Street, Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration Followed directly by Supervisors meeting RSVP on Facebook! Sheriff Baca wants to spend $1.4 billion on jail expansion in LA County, [...]

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LA’s jail are torture! Stop expansion plan TUESDAY

January 21, 2012

LA County’s jails are atrocious. The ACLU has filed suit against the LA County Sherriff’s office for allowing a “culture of deputy violence” against inmates to flourish. According to the ACLU: “Sheriff Lee Baca, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and Chief Dennis Burns are responsible for ensuring that their subordinates do not engage in a pattern of [...]

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1,000 Sign Petition, Urge LA Supervisors to Vote Against Sheriff’s Plan

January 19, 2012

For Immediate Release – January 19, 2012 Los Angeles Residents Oppose $1.4 Billion Jail Expansion 1,000 Sign Petition, Urge Supervisors to Vote Against Sheriff’s Plan Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Phone:  510-444-0484 Los Angeles –1,000 individuals and organizations affiliated with the statewide coalition Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) submitted [...]

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LA Supervisors: We Oppose Costly Jail Expansion

January 18, 2012

January 19 , 2011 Los Angeles Board of Supervisors 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles 90012 executiveoffice@bos.lacounty.gov Fax: (213) 633-5100 Via facsimile and email PDF. Dear Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, We, the undersigned, write to you in strong opposition to the proposal to expand Los Angeles County’s [...]

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Activists Oppose LA County Jail Expansion, Call for Release of Prisoners Instead of More Prisons

January 17, 2012

From today’s segment on Uprising Radio: Feature Stories | Published 17 Jan 2012, 11:24 am | No Comments –  Print this Page | Listen to this segment | the entire program Based on a US Supreme Court decision in 2011 to uphold a ruling for California to reduce overcrowding in its prisons, twenty five counties [...]

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Gov. Jerry Brown plans $1 billion in prison cuts

January 17, 2012

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, January 15, 2012 Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle The Vacaville California Medical Facility moves ahead with its new project while other prison construction plans have come to a stop under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to cut spending. Images View All Images (5) Sacramento – Gov. Jerry Brown wants to [...]

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