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Community members rally to demand rejection of controversial jail construction plan

Posted by on October 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

Press Contacts: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org The LA No More Jails Coalition and community members are rallying to demand the rejection of a controversial proposal to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster. Today, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on the final Environmental Impact […]

Join us to push for jail alternatives in SF

Posted by on October 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Dear Supporter, Thanks to our mighty people power, San Francisco is on its way to closing one of its jails. Now, we need to make sure the City invests in the policy changes and services necessary to truly support our communities. Help us lift up community-based solutions by joining us tomorrow morning at City Hall!  […]

Grassroots pressure delays jail construction vote – Organizers release report detailing environmental health hazards of the proposed women’s jail in Los Angeles

Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 10, 2016 Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org, Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org What: Report Launch and Press Conference When: October 11th at 11am Where:  Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012 LOS ANGELES – Last week, grassroots organizations in Los Angeles submitted a series […]

Our art auction is now live!

Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Dear Supporter, Break It Down: Art + Resistance, a benefit art auction for CURB, is now live on the Paddle8 website. Funds will allow us to continue our work to fight prison and jail expansion, reduce imprisonment, and build healthy, safe, and liberated communities. Acclaimed artists from both sides of prison walls have donated an […]

Stand together against state violence

Posted by on September 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Dear Supporter, Every day, we hear about violence in the media, see it on the streets we live in, and feel it through our own experiences of trauma. The past few months have been difficult for us all — from the Orlando shooting, to the Stanford rape case, to the murder of Black men in Falcon […]

CURB is looking for three new interns!

Posted by on August 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Dear Supporter, We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for an Advocacy Intern, a Development Intern, and a Media and Communications Intern to join our team! These internships provide the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. […]

New Mental Health Jail with No Provider?

Posted by on August 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Dear Supporter, After years of an ongoing healthcare scandal over the dismal healthcare conditions in Santa Rita jail, Alameda County is back to the drawing board in selecting a healthcare provider for its jail system. Yet despite the turmoil, they are barrelling forward with expanding the jail under the banner of improved health care. For […]

Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury

Posted by on July 20, 2016 at 1:59 am

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2016   Press contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 lizzie@curbprisonspending.org Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury The No New SF Jail Coalition has been selected to receive the prestigious Hero Award by the San […]

Save the Date: Break It Down Art Auction!

Posted by on July 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

As we step into these summer months, CURB is both emboldened by recent victories in the fight against county jail and state prison expansion and aware of the huge resources we must accrue in confronting the systems that attempt to further incarcerate our loved ones and community members. To celebrate our work we want to invite […]

RISE Act stalls, but we fight on

Posted by on July 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Last week, SB 966 (the RISE Act), fell one vote short of making it out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, ending its journey in the current legislative cycle. The bill would have repealed the sentence enhancement for most prior drug felony convictions, a vicious tool of the War on Drugs that has torn thousands […]