Drop LWOP- the time is now!

Posted by on October 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Dear Supporter, Governor Brown has several bills on his desk that speak to California voters’ commitment to move away from punitive punishments and closer to community based car, as a model for public safety. Included in that stack of criminal justice reform legislation is SB 394 which moves to end life without the possibility of […]

RISE Act passes! On to the Governor’s desk!

Posted by on September 13, 2017 at 12:08 am

Dear Supporter, Congratulations! California has successfully passed the biggest sentencing reform in the history of the California State Legislature. SB 180 moves out of the Assembly on a 41 to 25 vote and on to the governor’s desk to be signed. Much appreciation to every person who took the time to make calls, send in […]

Posted by on August 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Dear Supporter, Now is the time to turn up the pressure on our state assembly to pass SB 180, the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement (RISE) Act! SB 180 would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, with the exception of convictions involving a minor. Prosecutors have used sentence enhancements for prior drug convictions […]

Fresno Clean Slate Event- Day 1

Posted by on August 17, 2017 at 12:23 am

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or None- Fresno and California Prison Moratorium Project Invite You to a CLEAN SLATE DAY! Have you ever been convicted of a felony, been detained in a juvenile hall, jail, prison, or INS detention? Have you been denied jobs, public housing or welfare due to a […]

Make your voice heard! Prop. 57 Regulations

Posted by on August 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Attention all advocates for care not cages! We have 28-days left to voice our recommendations for Prop. 57 regulations. The written public comment period ends September 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. It is up to us to make sure that California voters are not undermined in the CDCR’s proposed regulations. It is our duty to make sure […]

Women for Care Not Cages!

Posted by on July 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm

My name is Gina and I am the founder of Essie Justice Group – a fierce organization of women with incarcerated loved ones and a proud member of CURB. Our powerful mission: To build a movement to empower women with incarcerated loved ones. And to break the cycles of pain, isolation and poverty that many […]

One step closer to passing RISE!

Posted by on June 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm

We are happy to spread the news: Yesterday, June 27, 2017, the RISE Act (SB180 authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara) passed the California Assembly Public Safety Committee! After more than forty-five years of the War on Drugs, California is one step closer to passing legislation that moves toward undoing some of the […]

Strength in Numbers

Posted by on June 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm

In April of this year I stood on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by a group of fierce advocates ready to speak truth to power on Prop 57. For years, I have worked alongside CURB and its members to bring our loved ones home, and our work on Prop 57 was one step closer […]

Corrections spending keeps climbing: CA 2017-18 budget

Posted by on June 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 CA State Budget. Increased investment in incarceration puts us all in danger of falling into Jeff Sessions’ plan to heighten racialized state violence. Alarming investments include:  increases $500 million for state corrections  increases $1.5 million for local community corrections refurbishes or replaces the 12 Oldest Prisons in California On […]

Support the RISE Act, Reject Jeff Sessions’ war on drugs

Posted by on June 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Last week, Jeff Sessions published an op-ed in the Washington Post, that calls for a new wave of the war on drugs and tough sentencing: “Being soft on sentencing means more violent crime. It’s time to get tough again.” The RISE Act is more important than ever! The RISE Act will repeal costly and ineffective […]