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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 […]

Inland Empire: Incarceration + Deportations = Expansion

Posted by on July 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm

#nomorejails #nomoreprisons Dear Supporter, A few weeks ago, CURB participated in an event hosted by Riverside All of Us or None at the Unitarian Universalist Church, discussing the impact of the state budget passing $500 million dollars for county jail construction and what it means for our communities in Riverside and San Bernardino.  At the presentation we realized that residents […]

Los Angeles: We Need Mental Health Diversion, Not Jail Expansion

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Thank you for taking action! Can you help us take one more step to ensure that Los Angeles County does the right thing? Tweet at the LA Board of Supervisors – #NoMoreJails Mark Ridley-Thomas @ridleythomas Don Knabe @DonKnabe Mike Antonovich @mikeantonovich Gloria Molina @GloriaMolina1 Zev Yaroslavsky @ZevYaroslavsky

Los Angeles Residents Advocate for Mental Health Diversion, Not Jail Expansion

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY – July 14th, 2014 Contact: Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget at  213-864-8931 or diana@curbprisonspending.org What: LA County Board of Supervisors, S-2 report by District Attorney on assessment of mental health diversion programs. When: Tuesday, July 15th.  Meeting begins at 9:30am, report by DA at 11:30am Where: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St. LA […]

How the 2014-15 Budget impacts you!

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Last month, Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 Budget Act. As I’m sure you have heard, the budget increases funds wasted in the “rat hole” of incarceration to nearly $12 billion. The budget includes no significant restorations to anti-poverty and social safety net programs that have suffered years of cuts and could lift low-income Californians out […]

We did it! The lifetime ban is repealed!

Posted by on July 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Responding to our collective voices, personal testimonies and overwhelming evidence that providing basic needs assistance (like food and rent), employment training and work supports decrease the likelihood of recidivism, California’s legislative leaders and Governor Brown repealed the optional ban for people with prior drug-related convictions from receiving CalFresh (food stamps) benefits and CalWORKs (basic needs support and job […]

Riverside, What Does Your Budget Value?

Posted by on July 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Learn More #nomorejails #nomoreprisons Dear Supporter, Tomorrow, Riverside All of Us or None has invited us to give a presentation and participate in a discussion on the local and state corrections budgets! Budgets can make or break a country, state, county, or community. What does the California State Budget and the Riverside County Budget value? […]

Solutions for California’s overcrowded prisons?

Posted by on July 4, 2014 at 12:24 am

Congrats to CURB Intern, Claire for placing her first LTE in the Los Angeles Daily News ! Dear Editor, Re “Early inmate releases a hazard for Gov. Brown” (Thomas Elias, June 30): Let’s stick to the facts, Thomas Elias. Reducing your reporting to fear-mongering is bad form. As you said, “fear of long prison terms has never […]

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex in Rancho Cucamonga!

Posted by on June 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex  June 9th – July 24th, 2014 CAA Center for the Arts, in the CAA Student Gallery 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga     The Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex is on display right now at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga! This Wednesday, June 18th, there […]