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Press Releases:

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately 

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

February: Broad Coalition Responds to 2 Years Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

February: CURB on Today’s Court Ruling to Grant a 2 Year Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

January: Communities Rally at San Francisco Hearing on Jail Replacement Project

January: Massive Jail Construction Awards Move Forward

January: California Counties Continue Fight against Massive Jail Construction Schemes

January: Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction

News Coverage of CURB:

Anti-police, anti-prison, San Diego Reader 4/2/14

Protesters Rally Against Donovan Prison Expansion, NBC 7 3/29/14

Coalition: Prison expansion not the answer, ABC 10 3/29/14

CA Prison Realignment Not Living Up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 3/27/14

AB 2356: Back to the Future of the California Prison Building Boom, Huffington Post 3/27/14

Evening News, KPBS 3/26/14 (begins at 4:33)

Group Opposes Expansion Of Donovan Prison, KPBS 3/26/14

Letter to the Editor: State needs sentencing reform, Fresno bee 3/25/14

Sheriff candidates support dropping agency’s current civilian monitors, LA Times 3/21/14

LA Jail System Causing ‘Horrendous Damage to our Loved Ones and our Communities’, Common Dreams 3/20/14

LA County approves drawing up plans for new women’s jail, KPCC 3/18/14

Letter to the Editor: Jail Reform in California, New York Times 3/16/14

Editorial: Jail Expansion Would Be Step in Wrong Direction, City on Hill Press 3/12/14

L.A. Youth Groups Condemn California’s ‘Incarceration Problem’. Annenberg Digital News 3/1/14

CA Prison Realignment not Living up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 2/21/14

人權組織 盼參與加州減囚政策, World Journal 2/20/14

Coalition Calls on Leaders to Reduce Prison Population, Metropolitan News-Enterprise 2/20/14

Activists Say Start Prison Reforms Now,  San Fernando Valley Sun 2/20/14

Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 2/19/14 (starts around 45min)

SF And LA Legislators Targeted By Prison Reform Advocates, SF Appeal 2/19/14

加州众组织联名信:停止扩建监狱, New Tang Dynasty Television 2/19/14

Activists Putting Pressure on CA Lawmakers Regarding Prison Overcrowding, KFBK 2/19/14

Broad coalition responds to 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, SF Bayview 2/14/14

Sheriff boosts rehab potential by adding beds, but activists are critical of expansion, Monterey County Weekly 2/13/14

CURB on Monday’s court ruling to grant a 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, Highland News 2/10/14

Prison-crowding order renews talk of sentencing changes, LA Times 2/10/14

The $140 Million North County Jail Question, Mission and State 2/6/14

Lock Up the Vote: A New Jail May Never Fill Up with Inmates, but It’ll Hold a Lot of Favors, SF Weekly 2/5/14

Admissions halted at problem-plagued Stockton prison, LA Times 2/4/14

CA Mom Shocked After Her Prisoner Son Was Secretly Transferred 800 Miles Away To Another State, Business Insider 2/4/14

SF Sheriff Doesn’t Want New Jail in San Bruno, San Bruno Patch 1/24/14

Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds, SF Examiner 1/24/14

Activists Challenge Plans for New SF Jail, Beyond Chron 1/24/14

Jail Expansion Grant Provokes Protest, City on a Hill Press 1/23/14

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just Isn’t Practical”, SF Appeal 1/23/14

Public safety officials weigh in on building new replacement jail, KTVU 1/23/14

Editorial: S.F. needs to go back to drawing board for right-size jail, SF Chronicle 1/23/14

Up Front Debate on SF Jail, KPFA 1/23/14

“If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go”: Efforts to Resolve the Growing Numbers of Aging Behind Bars, Truth-Out 1/19/14

Santa Cruz Residents Urge County to Reject State Grant Awarded for Jail Expansion, IndyBay 1/18/14

Tulare County to receive $40 million for jails, The Recorder 1/18/14

Protest meets approval of new jail funds, Register Pajaronian 1/17/14

Protesting Jail Funding, Good Times 1/17/14

San Mateo County to get state jail money, San Mateo Daily Journal 1/17/14

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 1/16/14 (20:23 min)

Kings awarded $20 million jail grant, The Sentinel 1/16/14

State turns down Contra Costa’s request for new maximum-security facility at West County Jail, Contra Costa Times 1/16/14

State awards $500M in jail construction funds: Sheriffs want more resources, protesters want fewer jails, KPCC 1/16/14

Santa Cruz Seeks to Ease Felons Into Freedom, California Health Report 1/15/14

Sojourner Truth, KPFK 1/15/14

Detractors say Brown’s budget spends too much on prison expansion, San Bernardino Sun 1/13/14

LA County cautiously optimistic about state budget proposal, LA Daily News 1/10/14

Californians Rally Against Spending Half a Billion Dollars On More Prisons, Alternet 1/9/14

4 important public safety proposals in Governor Jerry Brown’s planned budget, KPCC 1/9/14

Advocates call budget plans to open new prison beds a major contradiction, SF Bayview 1/9/14

Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction, Highland Community News 1/9/14

Up Front Morning News, KPFK 1/7/14 (starts at 6 min)

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca announces retirement, Aljazeera America 1/7/14