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Thank You from #NoMoreJails

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Dear Supporter, My name is Christina and I have been working with Los Angeles No More Jails (LANMJ) as a member of Critical Resistance LA for the past few months.  I am now taking the CURB Media Internship to help our Los Angeles crew persuade more Angelenos to stand up and speak out against jail […]

10,000 new jail beds in Riverside?

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Dear Supporter, Did you know that Riverside County currently operates five jails: Blythe Jail, Indio Jail, Robert Presley Detention Center, Smith Correctional Facility, and the Southwest County Jail – in addition Riverside is scheming to build another 10,000 new jail beds in the next 12 years.   Bring attention to this waste of human and financial resources, join […]

Have you ever seen a line this long?

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Dear Supporter, On Tuesday over 250 people showed up to the Board of Supervisors! RSVP for August 16th! #nomorejails This week you were among hundreds of Angelenos who took action to demand a Civilian Review Board, no more jails and push for community based solutions.  Diana, thank you for raising your voice! The Board rejected […]

$4 billion that will make you want to fight.

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 12:14 am

  Dear Supporter: Each day CURB receives calls from the loved ones of people inside.  Last month a mother called to ask how SB 260 – new legislation allowing juveniles convicted as adults to apply for resentencing – would impact her son.  She sounded scared but hopeful.  Most of all, she was determined to assist […]

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 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.