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Stand in Solidarity with those on Hunger Strike!

Posted by on April 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm

On April 13, 2017 incarcerated people inside the Robert Presley Detention Center will begin a hunger strike for the purpose of raising awareness of jail conditions and changing many of those same conditions. This will be a peaceful protest in the form of an organized hunger strike that will begin at breakfast on April 13, […]

SF: Take Action Against Jail Spending

Posted by on April 6, 2017 at 1:57 am

The fight to stop jail expansion in San Francisco continues. Tomorrow, Thursday April 6th, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Sub-Committee will vote again on authorizing Sheriff Hennessy’s application for state renovation funds for County Jail 2 (Seventh Street). The proposal is currently being vetted at a state level, and if approved, will come back […]

We Are Not Disposable Webinar Recording & Resources!

Posted by on March 30, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Thank you for those of you who were able to attend our Webinar, We are not Disposable: The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails, on February 9th. Did you miss the webinar, or want ot see it again? You can watch the recording of the entire webinar here.  To learn more, check out these resources: […]

One day to take action to expand credits!

Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Dear Supporter, This budget cycle Initiate Justice, a member of CURB, worked to monitor the implementation of Proposition 57 and to demand a drastic expansion of earned time credits for people participating in positive programming. We need you to take action to support us today! Initiate Justice is a grassroots organization based in Oakland, California, […]

Community Power Canceled the Industry Day Forum!

Posted by on March 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm

After two long days of careful planning and organizing we arrived this morning to see the “Industry Day Forum” had been canceled. We believe it was canceled because fear of our public pressure and people power!  Community members were mobilizing in opposition to the county’s unrelenting plan to builda new $2.2 billion dollar jail that […]

Join us in Alhambra tomorrow to block jail expansion in LA!

Posted by on March 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Dear Supporter, Two days after former Sheriff Baca is found guilty and the block on the list of the #300Problematic deputies is still in place–the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning an “Industry Day Forum.” This “Industry Day Forum” is planned to provide information to construction related firms (large and small) that are interested […]

Take action for LA today

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Dear Supporter, There is so much happening in Los Angeles and we remain diligent in fighting against the $3.7 billion jail plan on multiple levels while fighting for community based alternatives and supportive services throughout the county. Here is a little update on the jail fight and what you can do to contribute!   Sign […]

Mobilize Tomorrow with No New SF Jail Coalition!

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 12:25 am

Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors. The proposal for jail renovation funding will […]

CURB’s Budget Overview

Posted by on January 28, 2017 at 5:43 pm

On January 10 I sat in a dining room in Victorville, a place where most voted to make America great again, I looked over Governor Brown’s proposed corrections budget hoping he’d propose to continue to support the progressive strategies. That he would focus on spending less on prisons and jails as part of his plan […]

Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

Posted by on January 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins […]