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Press Releases:

July: Despite Building Violations and Harms, Officials Seek to Steamroll Controversial SF Jail

June: Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails

June: CURB Responds to Governor’s Aggressive Prison Construction Budget

June: Community Applauds Los Angeles Supervisors Motion to Halt Jail Plan

June: LA Residents Rally Around Healthcare in Jails, Oppose County Jail Plan

May: CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction

May: CURB Hails Senator Hancock’s Call to Immediately Close Aging Prison, Demands further Reductions in May Revise

May: Angelenos Protest Jail and Law Enforcement Expansion in County budget 

February: Community Groups to Rally and Mobilize Against New SF Jail

January: Report Released on State Funding Options for LA Jail and Diversion, Advocates call for an immediate halt to new jail and more investment in services

January: Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, No Substantial Reductions to the Prison Population Only Costly Expansion

Press Coverage:

Bipartisan Unity on Mass Incarceration: Opportunity or Sidetrack for Movement Building?, Truth Out 7/13/15

Inside California’s Jail Building Boom, The Crime Report 7/2/15

California’s Jail-Building Boom, TheMarshall Project 7/2/15

Inside California’s Jail Building Boom, Huffington Post 7/2/15

Editorial: More reforms needed, Sacramento Bee 5/21/15

CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction, IndyBay 5/18/15

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 5/15/15 (interview begins at minute 28.00)

加州预算修订案公布关闭诺科监狱计划或暂缓, China Press 5/15/15

Mindful of Prop. 47 sentence reductions, Brown aims to scale back private prisons, LA Times 5/14/15

LA County Supervisor wants to give companies incentives to hire ex-cons, KPCC 5/11/15

Liberated Sisters or Think Outside The Cage, KPFK 5/9/15 (interview begins at minute 23.00)

Incarcerated Women Fight for Human Rights in California’s Prisons, The Real News Network 4/30/15

New Reforms in California Will Reduce its Prison Population, The Real News Network 4/26/15

A durable and sustainable plan: Reducing corrections spending in California, Bayview 3/26/15

No to Prison Industrial Complex: San Francisco’s Trans Community Responds to Brutal Murders, Truthout 2/25/15

Stone bill aims to decrease recidivism, Monterey County Herald 2/23/15

Treatment of Disabled Inmates Violates ADA Regulations: Judge, NBC 2/4/15

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 1/30/15 (interview begins at minute 21.30)

Cages Kill-Freedom Rally in Santa Cruz, SF BayView 1/30/15

Children of incarcerated parents say no to a new jail in San Francisco, SF BayView 1/29/15

Advocates call for an immediate halt to new jail and more investment in services, Los Cerritos News 1/15/15

A breakdown of the governor’s budget, Mercury News 1/9/15

Fresno rally urges Gov. Jerry Brown to restore funds for health and human services, Fresno Bee 1/9/15

Gov. Brown’s California budget calls for record $113 billion in spending, Mercury News 1/9/15