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Aug: 20th – Los Angeles Letter to the Editor Training

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

CURB’s media team has developed a Letter to the Editor Training, to help facilitate the creation of our Letter to the Editor Rapid Response Team. The next training will be next week Los Angeles! Letters to the editor are a quick and easy way to influence reporters, editorial boards and public opinion and a great […]

LA Residents Caravan 70 Miles to Raise Awareness on Wasteful Jail Expansion

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 15, 2014 Press Contact: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget – 213.864.8931 or diana@curbprisonspending.org Spanish: Antonio Elizondo, Dream Team LA – 310.462.7253 or antonio.river.elizondo@gmail.com When: August 16th, 2014 9-10:30am: Rally Lynwood Jail (11705 S. Alameda, Lynwood, CA 90262 11am-2pm: Car caravan to former Mira Loma Detention Center 2-4pm: Art […]

Construyamos Comunidades Fuertes, No Mas Jaulas

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

PARA PUBLICACION IMMEDIATA-AGOSTO 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES Contacto de Prensa: Diana Zuniga, Californianos Unidos por un Presupuesto Responsable (CURB) – 213.864.8931 Que: Caravana y Marcha/ Conferencia de Prensa Cuando: Agosto 16th, 2014 a las 9:00 am Donde: Inicio de la marcha en la Carcel de Lynwood (11705 S Alameda Ave Lynwood, CA 90262) Marcha en […]

Communities Rally Across Southern California to Oppose Wasteful Prison and Jail Expansion

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES: Press Contact: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget – 213.864.8931 and​ ​Diana@curbprisonspending.org What: Caravan Rally/Press Conference When: 9-10:30am: Rally Lynwood Jail (11705 S. Alameda, Lynwood, CA 90262 11am-2pm: Car caravan to former Mira Loma Detention Center 2-4pm: Art Action and Rally at Mira Loma Detention […]

Letter: Look for alternatives to building more jails

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

James Folmer, The Desert Sun 3:30 p.m. PDT August 11, 2014 (Photo: Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun ) The Desert Sun received the reaction we expected to our Friday editorial saying the overcrowding the Riverside County jails was unacceptable. Mark Pereyda of Cathedral City points out that The Desert Sun was among those who opposed the proposed […]

LA Residents Demand Civilian Oversight, Not $14.5 Million On Moving the Mega Jail Plan Forward 

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY – August 4th, 2014  Contact: Patrisse Cullors-Brignac of Dignity and Power Now at 213-375-4518 or patrissemarie@gmail.com Whitney Richards-Calathes of Youth Justice Coalition at 917-414-8609 or whitneymrc@gmail.com When: Tuesday, August 5th.  Rally begins at 9:00am prior to LA County Board of Supervisors meeting. S-1, set for 11:00 AM, motion on Sheriff’s Oversight Commission. Item 24, no set time, recommendation from CEO to establish capital […]

CURB’s Letter in the New York Times: Crowded Prisons in California

Posted by on July 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm

JULY 29, 2014 in the New York Times To the Editor: Re “Strong Steps on Sentencing Reform” (editorial, July 22): The United States Sentencing Commission’s vote to give nearly a quarter of federal prisoners the chance to reduce their sentences is a tribute to the tireless work of former prisoners, family members and other advocates […]

STATEWIDE RALLY IN MCFARLAND, CA TO SHUT DOWN NEW MCFARLAND WOMEN’S PRISON AND SUPPORT IMMIGRANT JUSTICE

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT:                  Rally to demand closure of new women’s prison in McFarland, WHERE:               McFarland Park, 100 Frontage Rd, McFarland, WHEN:                 Thursday, July 31st, 5pm Contact:                Debbie Reyes, California Prison Moratorium Project, 559-367-6020   Misty Rojo, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, 510-213-0522 MCFARLAND, CA – On Thursday, July 31st, communities impacted by incarceration, […]

Why We Need To Keep Fighting…

Posted by on July 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Take Action Email the Board Dear Supporter, A few weeks ago, Supervisor Yaroslavsky seemed to think that our LA Board of Supervisors needed to reconsider the massive jail construction plan, saying diversion “might mitigate the need for the size of the jail that we have under construction.” What does this mean? The $2 billion dollar jail […]

Help Us Shut Down McFarland!

Posted by on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 am

Take Action! Stop McFarland! Dear Supporter, Did you hear about the re-opening of a prison for women in McFarland? The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is already moving at least 260 people to the new contract facility. Despite their attempts to disguise it as a “re-entry facility” we know this is just another prison. A […]