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Join Us on Father’s Day!

Posted by on June 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

  Thank you to all those folks that came out to the LANMJ’s Mother’s Day event in May! This weekend we are celebrating Father’s Day at the Twin Towers and we want to invite you to join us. We also wanted to share the amazing video that MiTú created after our Mother’s Day event! You […]

Taking Up the Torch of Liberation Together!

Posted by on June 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

In February 2017, in Oakland, California, we sat across from one another in a room full of people, each wearing passion and pain on our faces, eagerly awaiting the start of a strategy session to stop prison and jail expansion. The facilitator introduced us as the new CURB staff members who would be leading the […]

Tell the Conference Committee to invest in care, not cages!

Posted by on May 31, 2017 at 6:22 pm

It’s go time for our California budget! Two weeks ago, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget, increasing funding for CDCR to an all-time high of $11.4 billion. Although Brown’s budget projects a decline of the average daily prison population by approximately 2,000 in 2017-18 due to voter mandated criminal justice reforms like Proposition […]

Envisioning Community Care for People with Mental Illness

Posted by on May 31, 2017 at 1:23 am

More than $70 million had been cut from the Alameda county’s mental health care budget since 2007. Yet, Alameda County has the highest per capita incidence in the state of involuntary holds placed on individuals experiencing a mental health emergency.   While the overall number of people locked up in Santa Rita Jail is decreasing, […]

Thank You & My Staff Transition!

Posted by on May 18, 2017 at 10:59 pm

It is with a lot of excitement and some sadness that I’m writing to let you all know that I will be transitioning out of my position as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator at the end of May. I have had different roles as Organizer, Coordinator, and Staff Trainer in CURB for the past 4 ½ years. […]

For Immediate Release: California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions

Posted by on May 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, (916) 442-1036 x613, dvieyra@acluca.org California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions Critics Say Long Sentences Failed to Reduce Drug Sales, Exacerbated Racial Disparities in Sentencing, Crippled State and Local Budgets Sacramento, CA — The California Senate took a step to address […]

CURB remembers Rose Braz

Posted by on May 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

CURB members are celebrating the life and mourning the loss of one of our movement leaders, Rose Braz. Rose was a co-founder of CURB, Critical Resistance, Justice Now and other organizations that sought to build a strong opposition to policing and incarceration throughout California and nationally. Rose was a comrade in this fight to many, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CA Prison Spending Soars to All Time High in Governor’s May Budget Revise

Posted by on May 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm

MEDIA CONTACT: Ivette Alé, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Ivette@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento — This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 revised budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.4 billion (2017-18), up from $10.6 billion last year (2016-17). Brown’s increase in corrections spending falls out of step with the will […]

Join LANMJ this Mother’s Day!

Posted by on May 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm

As CURB and the LA No More Jails coalition continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County, we’re also uplifting our women and their families at our annual LANMJ Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, families were given the opportunity to share […]

Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

Posted by on May 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state corrections increases $1.5 million for local community corrections […]