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One day to take action to expand credits!

March 28, 2017

Dear Supporter, This budget cycle Initiate Justice, a member of CURB, worked to monitor the implementation of Proposition 57 and to demand a drastic expansion of earned time credits for people participating in positive programming. We need you to take action to support us today! Initiate Justice is a grassroots organization based in Oakland, California, […]

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Community Power Canceled the Industry Day Forum!

March 17, 2017

After two long days of careful planning and organizing we arrived this morning to see the “Industry Day Forum” had been canceled. We believe it was canceled because fear of our public pressure and people power!  Community members were mobilizing in opposition to the county’s unrelenting plan to builda new $2.2 billion dollar jail that […]

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Join us in Alhambra tomorrow to block jail expansion in LA!

March 16, 2017

Dear Supporter, Two days after former Sheriff Baca is found guilty and the block on the list of the #300Problematic deputies is still in place–the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning an “Industry Day Forum.” This “Industry Day Forum” is planned to provide information to construction related firms (large and small) that are interested […]

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Take action for LA today

March 9, 2017

Dear Supporter, There is so much happening in Los Angeles and we remain diligent in fighting against the $3.7 billion jail plan on multiple levels while fighting for community based alternatives and supportive services throughout the county. Here is a little update on the jail fight and what you can do to contribute!   Sign […]

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Mobilize Tomorrow with No New SF Jail Coalition!

February 14, 2017

Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors. The proposal for jail renovation funding will […]

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SF: Demand Transparency & Accountability from the Board of Supervisors

February 7, 2017

Dear CURB Supporters, We need genuine efforts to stop imprisoning people in San Francisco and we need these efforts to moves as quickly as jail funding! Join the No New SF Jail Coalition at City Hall thisThursday, Feb. 9th, to demand transparency about the jail renovation proposal. We must ensure there will be no increased […]

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Thank You! Follow Up from the Santa Rita Jail Noise Demo

February 2, 2017

Brick by brick, wall by wall – we will make these cages fall! Greetings jail fighters,  It’s been two weeks since our noise demo at Santa Rita jail, and we are still feeling the energy and power that was generated that evening! Over 60 people joined together with pots, pans, trumpets, and drums to send […]

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CURB’s Budget Overview

January 28, 2017

On January 10 I sat in a dining room in Victorville, a place where most voted to make America great again, I looked over Governor Brown’s proposed corrections budget hoping he’d propose to continue to support the progressive strategies. That he would focus on spending less on prisons and jails as part of his plan […]

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Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

January 24, 2017

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins […]

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Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats

January 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2017 Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento— This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 proposed budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.3 billion (2017-18), […]

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