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Thunderclap our message!

Posted by on August 20, 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. […]

Supporter, we need you these next 2 weeks!

Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Dear Supporter, The county is making some really important decisions in the next two weeks and we need you to be present. After a year-long process, the Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations regarding the size, scope, mission, and powers a Civilian Oversigt Commission can have. On Tuesday, we need to pack the room! DPN […]

Stop SF from Funding $80 million for New Jail

Posted by on July 21, 2015 at 3:52 am

Dear Supporter, Last week’s strong mobilizations left a big impression on the Board of Supervisors whose votes will be crucial in stopping the proposed SF jail this Tuesday. We thank you for continuing to stand with us and now we need to go all out to stop the jail tomorrow! City Hall is voting to approve […]

Despite building violations and harms, officials seek to steamroll controversial SF jail

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Media Advisory – Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Press Contact: Mohamed Shehk – 408.910.2618 – No New SF Jail Coalition What:     Community members to mobilize at City Hall to oppose funding for new SF jail Opponents to the controversial proposed jail project will be attending a Budget and Finance Subcommittee meeting, where committee members will vote on appropriating $24 million for […]