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Can’t Reduce Costs, Unless Prisons are Closed!

Posted by on September 29, 2015 at 8:12 pm

It’s time for action – send an LTE! Dear Supporter, Yesterday, an important report came out from the Public Policy Institute of CA. The report highlighted a few points: 1. Prison reforms did not reduce prison spending, despite reducing the prison population by tens of thousands of people. 2. Incarceration rate is at it’s lowest since […]

LA Jail Plan Not a Done Deal…

Posted by on September 21, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Why LA’s $2 Billion Jail Plan is Not a Done Deal            Share on facebook and twitter!  Dear Supporter, We appreciate your continued commitment to fight against jail expansion in Los Angeles and for community-based alternatives. LA No More Jails wanted to let you know that although the LA Board of Supervisors approved a jail […]

LA No More Jails Coalition Demands Investment in Alternatives and an Immediate Halt to the Proposed Women’s Jail

Posted by on August 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

MEDIA CONTACTS: Diana Zuniga—(213) 864-8931, Californians United for a Responsible Budget What: Press Conference Where: Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 When: Tuesday, September 1st, 9:00 AM Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget; Critical Resistance Los Angeles; Dignity and Power Now; Global Women’s Strike; LA No More Jails Coalition; Youth Justice Coalition; Los Angeles Community […]

Thunderclap our message!

Posted by on August 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Sign up for the thunderclap!            Share on facebook and twitter!     Dear Supporter, Last week the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, with a surprise and illegal vote, took one step forward and two more backwards when they voted to support the creation of an Office of Diversion and Reentry along with the massive jail […]

Welcome our new hire!

Posted by on August 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Join us on August 24th!  Dear Supporter, We are very excited and pleased to be welcoming Lizzie Buchen as our new Statewide Advocacy and Communications Co-Coordinator! Lizzie is currently the Communications and Policy Analyst for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. She has a wide range of great experience that includes training and supporting people […]

Tuesday – County to Vote on Jail Expansion!

Posted by on August 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Take Action Here! Dear Supporter, FAME has joined the City of Richmond and a wide array of health, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, to protest the Contra Costa County sheriff’s plan to construct a new $89 million expansion, adding 418 beds. It’s a critical time to stand up against mass incarceration as the Contra Costa County Board […]

For Immediate Release: No More Jails Action on Tuesday, 8/11/15

Posted by on August 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Contacts: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) / 213-864-8931 Kim McGill, Youth Justice Coalition / / 323-327-1259 On the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Community Organizations, People Who Have Been Detained in County Jails, and Our Families and Loved ones will Gather to Push the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to support creation of […]

More Construction or Community Solutions?

Posted by on August 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm

             Share on facebook and twitter! Dear Supporter, My name is Diana Valenzuela and I am interning with CURB this summer to support media work. Last week I went to my first LA Board of Supervisors meeting and there were so many moving pieces around the jail plan that it was hard to […]

To End Prisoner Deaths in SF Jail, We Need #NoNewSFJail

Posted by on August 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Supporter, This week we’re deeply saddnened to hear that a third person has died in the San Francisco County Jail this year: Alberto Carlos Petrolino died on July 27, following Alvin Haynes in January and David Perry in March. Say NO to a New Jail in SF! #NoMoreJails Petrolino’s death is being ruled as a “suicide” yet […]

What would you build with $2 billion?

Posted by on July 31, 2015 at 7:53 pm

             Share on facebook and twitter! Dear Supporter, This week our county decision makers got into a heated debate over Civilian Oversight power. The discussion was focused on subpoena power and community representation with no final decision made. There is still a lot of room for public pressure to create a Commission with teeth. […]