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Budget Battle: Last Chance to Stop New Jail Money!

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Dear Supporter, The final debate on the corrections budget is heating up!  They STILL have not made a final decision on the jail funding. The Sacramento Bee covered the story saying:  “But it’s far from certain that Democratic lawmakers get all they want in this week’s budget negotiations. Gov. Jerry Brown and county sheriffs, for example, […]

URGENT: Let’s Stop this Jail Money!

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Legislature: Stop Brown from Building More Jails?      #cabudget Dear Supporter, There are a number of criminal justice proposals, including the $500 million to build jails, that are being debated over right now as the Legislature finalizes their version of the budget. Tell the legislature, that they must stop Gov. Brown from building more […]

Budget Battle: May 14th Statewide Day of Action

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Dear Supporter, Thanks to all of our pressure the jail construction debate is heating up in Sacramento! In yesterday’s hearing Senator Hancock said “we did not want to replicate our prison system jail by jail.” The Senate opposed Governor Brown’s budget proposal to grant an additional $500 million to expand jails and instead voted to […]

Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 29th, 2014 Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 California – Members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) acted swiftly this legislative session to defeat two bills which would have rammed forward over $4 billion […]

Saturday: Ending Mass Incarceration Through Justice Reinvestment

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Dear Supporter, Two CURB member groups the California Prison Moratorium Project and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights are joining forces with a series of Valley organizations to host a special event in Fresno this Saturday, we hope to see you there! Join advocates, students, & community members for a panel discussion followed by breakout […]

State awards $500M in jail construction funds: Sheriffs want more resources, protesters want fewer jails

Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 4:39 am
protesters outside lynwood jail

NEWS: An unusually rowdy meeting of a state corrections board Thursday drew malcontent county sheriffs and anti-jail protesters to an L.A. County jail in Lynwood.

December 4 – Statewide #NoMoreJails Mobilization Information

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm

On December 4th, they will be begging the Board of State and Community Corrections for millions of dollars. Come to Sacramento and help us show that communities across the state are united: No New Jails!

​LA Residents Caravan to Sacramento in Protest

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Media Alert – December 3, 2013 36 Counties Beg for Jail Construction Money ​Media Contact: Mary Sutton, Critical Resistance LA - 310-709-8602​ ​When: December 4, 2013 - 1​2 noon Where: Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) University of Phoenix, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, 1st Floor, Sacramento Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget and LA Organizations Critical Resistance, […]

36 Counties Beg For Jail Construction Money

Posted by on December 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

Communities Across the State Caravan to Sacramento in Protest Media Alert – December 2, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget: emily@curbprisonspending.org - 510.435.1176 When: December 4, 2013  -  12 noon Where: Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC): University of Phoenix, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, 1st Floor, Sacramento Who:  Californians United for a Responsible Budget (an alliance of over […]

Looking Ahead to the Holiday Season

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

It’s time for California to chart a new course by investing in real alternatives to incarceration, treatment and supportive community programs. These programs mean less communities separated by prison walls, and more families sharing the holidays together.