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Posted by on November 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Dear Supporter, As we prepare for the holiday season and move into 2016, we wanted to let you know how truly grateful we are that you are a part of CURB. Your support has kept us strong in our demands for no more jails or prisons!  With your commitment — and that of thousands of people […]

Join us for a Community Justice Panel this weekend!

Posted by on November 19, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Dear Supporter, My name is Mary Sutton and I have been a life-long organizer with the LA No More Jails Coalition. This weekend I will be presenting the history of incarceration in the U.S., California and Los Angeles as a part of my work in the Urban Sustainability Program at Antioch. I am also organizing a Community Justice Panel of people […]

Let’s show Mayor Ed Lee what true innovation is

Posted by on November 17, 2015 at 12:35 am

Dear Supporter, San Francisco is attempting to move forward with its proposal to divert hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into erecting a new maximum security jail. Today, an advisory committee took a significant step by recommending the use of funds for the project. Now, it’s in the Board of Supervisors’ hands. Thanks to your […]

Community Nominates Formerly Incarcerated Leaders to Prop 47 Committee, as State Officials Vote on $500 Million for New Jails

Posted by on November 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm

For immediate release – November 12, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 510-435-1176 Twitter: @curbprisons #NoMoreJails #Prop47HealDontHurt #AllJailsAreFails Sacramento, CA — This morning, community members who have been fighting jail expansion across California will present state officials with their recommendations of formerly incarcerated leaders to guide the reinvestment of […]

Join us in Sacramento!

Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 8:30 am

Dear Supporter, This Thursday, November 12, state officials will be making critical decisions that could entrench counties’ reliance on jails and imprisonment for decades to come. Join us in Sacramento to demand investments in communities, not cops and cages! At Thursday’s meeting, the Board of State and Community Corrections will decide whether to approve $500 million […]

CURB responds to $500 million for new jail construction

Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, a California state agency recommended distributing a half billion dollars to fund jail construction in 15 counties. The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will have one final vote to officially approve […]

Freedom Function happening tomorrow!

Posted by on November 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Dear Supporter, The third FREEDOM FUNCTION is happening tomorrow. Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition is bringing together different communities organizing across Los Angeles’ many and varied neighborhoods. We’ll be talking through how to respond to issues of mental health in our communities and unmasking the narrative of ‘gender responsive’ jails and seeing them for what they […]

Next Steps for PHSS…

Posted by on October 29, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Dear Supporter: Last month, California prisoners locked in isolation achieved a groundbreaking legal victory in their ongoing struggle against the use of solitary confinement.  This is a huge victory and there is still work to do. The win effectively ended indefinite long-term solitary confinement, and greatly limited the prison administration’s ability to use the practice, widely seen as […]

Tell state officials: Invest in Communities, Not Cages!

Posted by on October 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Dear Supporter, This November will mark the one-year anniversary of the passage of Proposition 47, which reduced some low-level felonies, like drug possession and petty theft, to misdemanors. Thousands of people have been released from prison and jail as a result of the initiative, and even more have changed their records.  But the work can’t […]

Spread the Word: #AllJailsAreFails

Posted by on October 23, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Dear Supporter, We’ve all heard about the broad, bipartisan support across the nation for reducing incarceration. So why is California spending billions of dollars on new jails? That’s one of the questions raised by CURB’s new Decarceration Report Card, which found that counties across the state are building new jails. Among the findings of the report: 1. […]