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One day to take action to expand credits!

Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

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, […]

SF: Demand Transparency & Accountability from the Board of Supervisors

Posted by on February 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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 […]

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

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

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 […]

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

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

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 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), […]

CURB is looking for a Statewide Organizer and Intern!

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for a full-time Statewide Organizer in Los Angeles and a Development Intern to join our team! CURB is seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as its Statewide Organizer. The individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions, […]


Posted by on January 8, 2017 at 2:54 am

We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care.  The Alameda Jail Fight […]

Thank You for 2016! – Now let’s move into the #CAbudget!

Posted by on January 5, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Dear Supporter, Thank you for standing with us in 2016. We appreciate all that you gave to CURB and look forward to taking this people power into 2017. We are moving ahead quickly. Within the week, Governor Brown will unveil his proposed budget for 2017-2018, and CURB is ready. This year, more than ever, we […]

May the power be with us

Posted by on December 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Greetings CURB Supporter, I am Nicole Powell, a former intern with CURB, and a current graduate student at Harvard University. As an intern with CURB, I learned specifically about how public policy, media communications, and relationship building can be used in the fight against jail and prison construction.  I experienced how CURB works on multiple […]

Join freedom fighters throughout California!

Posted by on December 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

Dear Supporter, Our coalition has a different vision for California, a vision rooted in liberation. We envision changes that will bring people home, dismantle systems of imprisonment, and support true community health and prosperity. With your support, we look forward to making this vision a reality. In 2016 we have grown stronger than ever. This year […]

Will you fight for a stronger California?

Posted by on December 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Dear Supporter, It was another Tuesday, and the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors was meeting to decide on the next steps to construct the $3.7 billion jail plan. As I listened to the board discuss their plans to build more jails, I stood up and started leading the room to fill it with chants of “no […]