2013 Press

Press Releases:

December 2013: LA Residents Caravan to Sacramento in Protest

December 2013: 36 Counties Beg For Jail Construction Money

November 2013: Counties Prioritizing Jail Construction to Answer Realignment Challenges

October 2013: LA Supervisors Voting to Stop Taft Contract for Jail Expansion

October 2013: San Francisco Residents Continue to Fight Proposed Jail

October 2013: LA Advocates Voice Disapproval of use Realignment Funding for Jail Expansion

September 2013: Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum to be Held by LA No More Jails Coalition

August 2013: San Francisco Leaders Rally to Stop Proposed Jail


August 2013: Coalition Stops Jail Construction Plan in Its Tracks

July 2013: LA Residents Speak Out Against a $1.4 Billion Jail Construction Project

June 2013: Advocates Call for CHCF To Be Last Prison or Jail Built in CA

June 2013: Community Leaders Object to Secret San Francisco Jail Construction Plan

June 2013: Californians Praise Court Order to Immediately Reduce Prison Population

June 2013: Advocates Question California’s New Prisons Chief

May 2013: Jail Opponents Take Fight to Castaic

May 2013: California Prison Experts Weigh in on Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 2013: California Prison Experts Blast Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 2013: California Prison Experts Blast Governor’s Response to Court Order

May 2013: Prisoner Advocates Rally at SF State Building in Anticipation of Governor’s Response to Court Order

April 2013: Community Leaders to Gather at Toxic Jail Site on Earth Day, Call on San Mateo County to Abandon Controversial Project

March 2013: L.A. Residents Plan a Healthier and Safer City

March 2013: Advocates, Activists Plan to Send Strong Message to Top Corrections Brass during Major Prison Crisis Conference

March 2013: LA Residents Rally Against Controversial Women’s Jail Plan

March 2013: Women’s Survival is Focus of International Women’s Day Events in Los Angeles

March 2013: Los Angeles Residents Continue to Demand Cancellation of Massive Jail Project

February 2013: San Mateo County Residents Oppose Using New Tax to Fund New Jail

January 2013: Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Bay Area Resident to Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Angelinos to the Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Despite Mounting Pressure to Reduce the Prison Population, CDCR Opens New Women’s Prison

January 2013: Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes

January 2013: Gov. Attempts to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding

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Sheriffs de Los Angeles Necesitan Ser Supervisados, Noticias 62 12/18/13

County may lose out on $80 million in state funding for women’s jail, LA Times 12/12/13

Monterey County out of running for additional jail funds, Californian 12/12/13

California to Decide on $500 Million Jail Construction, CJCJ 12/10/13

California Corrections Reform Advocates Push For Incarceration Alternatives, KPBS 12/9/13

California Ships Prisoners Out of State to “Reduce” Its Prison Population, Truth-Out 12/6/13

Sheriff John McMahon presents Glen Helen jail project to state, The Sun 12/6/13

S.J. makes pitch for jail money, Recordnet 12/5/13

Backward thinking, planning on L.A. County jails, LA Times 12/4/13

ACLU argues against O.C. jail plan, Orange County Register 12/4/13

Group opposes Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties’ bids for more money for more jails, LA Daily News 12/4/13

Group opposes Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties’ bids for more money for more jails, Long Beach Press Telegram 12/4/13

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 12/4/13 (2 min)

Up Front, KPFA 12/4/13 (20 min)

County gets failing grade for jail plan: ‘Double fail’ for prison realignment funding, state activist group reports, Daily Journal 11/29/13

San Bernardino County graded with ‘double fail’ for prison realignment spending, San Bernardino Sun 11/26/13

San Bernardino County graded with ‘double fail’ for prison realignment spending, Daily Breeze 11/26/13

Counties Prioritizing Jail Construction to Answer Realignment Challenges, Highland Community News 11/26/13

Humans shipped across the country: How America exports inmates to private prisons, Salon 11/22/13

New study: Vermont ships inmates to for-profit private prisons, Bennington Banner 11/21/13

REPORT: Over 10,500 Prisoners from CA, VT, ID, and HI are Incarcerated In Out-of -State Private Prisons, Hawaii Reporter 11/20/13

Today on Your Call: What are the best ways to reduce California’s prison population? KALW 11/6/13

LA Jail System Not Expanding After All As Taft Deal Dies, Huffington Post 10/30/1

Los Angeles County halts plan to export some jail inmates to Taft, LA Times 10/30/13

Op-ed: Prison crowding: Gov. Brown can thank Supreme Court for political cover, Mercury News 10/25/13

Supes approve funding request for jail construction, SF Bay Guardian 10/22/13

Contra Costa Sheriff Pursues State Funding to Expand West County Jail,  KQED 10/22/13

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Asks for Money to Build a Brand New Jail, SF Weekly 10/22/13

New thinking needed on San Francisco jail, SF Chronicle 10/21/13

Report finds discrimination rampant in criminal justice, 1 in 3 black males will go to prison, MSNBC 10/18/13

Opponents decry proposal to build new San Francisco County Jail facility, SF Examiner 10/15/13

LA Advocates Voice Disapproval of Jail Expansion, ATVN 10/8/13

Faultlines – Women Behind Bars, Aljazeera 10/3/13

Anti-jail groups launch P.R. offensive against county, LA Times 1o/2/13

Board of Supervisors to be put on probation, city attorney to be enjoined, LA Times  10/2/13

Los Angeles law enforcement tells state watchdog the struggles of prison realignment, KPCC 9/26/13

Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum: Saturday, 14 September, LA Progressive 9/13/13

Latest try at jail funding fails: Sen. Jerry Hill vows to continue fighting, Daily Journal 9/13/13

As prison plan moves ahead, opponents keep up the protests, KPCC 9/11/13

LA advocates decry governor’s prison expansion compromise, moving prisoners to private prisons out of state, SF Bay View 9/11/13

State should invest money in kids, not prisons, L.A. activists say, LA Times 9/10/13

California Prison Guards Union Pushes For Prison Expansion, Huffington Post 9/9/13

Brown’s Prison Plan Bucks National Trends, Enriches For-profit Prison Corporations, Huffington Post 9/5/13

California Prison Reformers: Release Elderly Prisoners To Ease Overcrowded Facilities, Huffington Post 9/5/13

Editorial: San Francisco does not need costly new jail, San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/13

California Assembly committee OKs prison expansion bill, Sacramento Bee 8/29/13

Brown’s $315 million prison plan at odds with Senate Democrats, Sacramento Bee 8/28/13

Governor Jerry Brown’s California Prison Overcrowding Plan Draws Criticism, Capitol Public Radio 8/27/13

Video: Brown, lawmakers propose moving 8,000 inmates, News 10 8/27/13

Video: State to use reserve funds to reduce prison overcrowding, ABC 8/27/13

Video: Gov. Brown proposes $315M prison fix, KCRA 8/27/13

Video: Governor Brown Says State Forced to Pay for More Prison Cells, Fox 40 8/27/13

Capitol Alert: Activists urge Gov. Jerry Brown to release prisoners, Fresno Bee 8/27/13

California Governor Proposes Massive Prison Expansion To Avoid Freeing Inmates, Huffington Post 8/27/13

Need to replace S.F. County Jail questioned, San Francisco Chronicle 8/16/13

Prison Construction Bill Dies in Committee, The Patch 8/16/13

County jail funding effort fails: Senator’s bill to help San Mateo County sinks in committee, San Mateo Daily Journal 8/16/13

Jerry Hill’s jail bill for San Mateo County goes down fast, Mercury News 8/16/13

Senator fails to secure extra funding for San Mateo County jail, SF Examiner 8/16/13

Bill shot down, county to proceed with jail expansion, The Salinas Californian 8/16/13

New Redwood City jail could cost more than projected, SF Examiner 8/16/13

Coalition stops jail construction plan in its tracks, SF Bayview 8/15/13

San Mateo County Jail Under Construction, But It’s Not Entirely Paid For, NBC 8/15/13

Hill slips in a last-minute bill that gives San Mateo County an edge for state jail funds, Mercury News 8/15/13

In downtown L.A., Zimmerman verdict, prison conditions draw ralliers, LA Times 7/31/13

California inmates claim one of them died protesting inhuman conditions, RT 7/29/13

New jail may cost twice as much as estimated if San Mateo County is forced to issue bonds, Mercury News 7/27/13

Activists try to thwart county’s jail construction in Redwood City, SF Examiner 7/23/13

Building a better Men’s Central Jail, LA Times 7/17/13

It’s a crime to house the mentally ill this way, LA Times 7/17/13

Authorities Agree Men’s Central Jail Should Be Demolished, But Replacing It Is A Different Story, Huffington Post 7/17/13

LA Residents Rally Against $1.4B Jail Construction Project, CBS 7/16/13

L.A. Supervisors agree to act on billion-dollar jail renovation, LA Times 7/16/13

Kimberly Jeffery and Cynthia Chandler, Feminist Magazine Radio 7/16/13

Women could number among inmates at Castaic jail, Signal 7/16/13

Men’s Central Jail to face the wrecking ball — but not just yet, LA Daily News 7/16/13

County Considers Plan to Modernize, Upgrade Aging Jails, Patch 7/16/13

Prisons, State Budgets and the New National Freedom Agenda, Truth-Out 7/16/13

Shocking Report: California Conducted Forced Sterilizations of Women Prisoners, Uprising Radio 7/11/13

Aging Inmates Put Burden on America’s Prisons, USA Today 7/11/13

Our View: Health facility near Stockton will improve inmates’ care,  Merced Sun-Star 6/26/13

Final prep for prisoners, Stockton Record 6/26/13

$839 MILLION HOSPITAL, Manteca Bulletin 6/26/13

Stockton complex answers mandate for inmate medical, mental care, Modesto Bee 6/25/13

Stockton Medical Facility Won’t Put Dent In Prison Population, CBS 6/25/13

SF Sheriff’s New Jail Plans Faces Criticism From Activist Group, KCBS 6/25/13

Panel of Federal Judges Orders California to Reduce Prison Overcrowding, KPFA 6/21/13

Advocates question California’s new prisons chief, SF Bayview 6/18/13

LA County Jail Opponents Take Fight to Castaic, Justice Not Jails 5/22/13

Jerry Brown’s Corrections Budget Revise: More Cages, Little Else, Justice Not Jails 5/21/13

Supervisors look to beef up manpower at L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, LA Daily News 5/21/13

Several dozen protest Pitchess expansion proposal, Signal 5/18/13

Brown: spend more on schools, Central Valley Business Times 5/14/13


Prison overcrowding: Gov. Jerry Brown submits revised plan, ABC 30 5/3/13

Brown’s Prison Plan “Best of the Bad Options”, Capitol Public Radio 5/3/13

California Outlines Cuts to Cut Prison Population, Wall Street Journal 5/3/13

State Files Court-Ordered Plan To Reduce Prison Population, SF Appeal 5/3/13

Prison chief: plan to reduce state’s inmate population ‘ugly’, KCRA 5/3/13

Brown’s plan to reduce prison overcrowding falls short of court’s order, Ventura County Star 5/3/13

Advocates for CA inmate rights blast Jerry Brown’s prison plan, Sacramento Bee 5/3/13

California files court-ordered prison plan; critics blast it, Central Valley Business Times 5/3/13

Concerns expressed on plan to ease prison overcrowding, Daily News 5/2/13

Groups Allege California Prison Policies Amount to State-Sanctioned Torture, Fog City Journal 5/2/13

San Mateo County residents protest toxic jail on Earth Day, SF Bayview 4/23/13

CURB Pushes Brown for Humane Realignment Plan, JNJ 4/22/13

Redwood City Residents Protest ‘Toxic’ Jail on Earth Day, Redwood City Patch 4/22/13

Advocates push to bring prisoners home, SF Bay View 4/12/13

Sheriffs are banking on rehabilitation, Letter to the Editor LA Daily News 4/8/13

Evening News, KPFK 3/19/13

Sheriff Seeks to Replace Men’s Central Jail Cells With Classrooms, NBC 3/19/13

San Mateo jail: If land is too toxic for housing, how can a jail go there?, Mercury News 3/18/13

$900 millones para cárcel quiere Sheriff, La Opinion 3/18/13

Sheriff Lee Baca proposes almost $1 billion new jail to replace downtown facility, 3/16/13

Group Protests Expansion for Women’s Jails, ATVN 3/12/13

No More Jails Coalition Says New Women’s Jail is Sheriff Lee Baca’s Latest ‘Boondoggle’, LA Weekly 3/12/13

En marcha, por derechos de la mujer,  La Opinión 3/9/13

Demonstrators march for International Women’s Day, other causes, LA Times 3/9/13

Sacramento hearing exposes CDCR’s hidden agenda, SF Bay View 3/6/13

California Assembly reviews solitary confinement policies as prisoners threaten new hunger strike, SF Bay View 2/28/13

San Mateo County supervisors mull how to slice up Measure A pie, Mercury News 2/13/13

Public Tells Supes How to Spend $60M, Belmont Patch 2/13/13

Taxing decisions: County officials, public tackle sales tax priorities, San Mateo Daily Journal 2/13/13

CURB’s Campaign Against New Jail Heats Up, San Carlos Patch 2/12/13



Despite realignment efforts, numbers are still high in California’s women’s prisons, FSRN 1/31/13
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle with Ida, Adrienne, Windy, Community Video 1/30/13



Many speak out against possible CIM expansion, Daily Bulletin 1/30/13

Windy Click and Leslie Mendoza on Evening News, KPFA (min 28) 1/28/13

Officials insist inmates’ needs are being met at Central California Women’s Facility, Merced Sun-Star 1/29/13

Inside the women’s prison in Chowchilla, CBS 1/28/13

Protest against prison overcrowding draws hundreds, KSBY 1/27/13

Manifestación de la Libertad, Univision 1/27/13

VIDEO: Hundreds of prison protestors rally outside of Chowchilla, Merced Sun-Star 1/26/13

Thousands Rally Against Prison Overcrowding, KSEE 1/26/13

 Protest Against Overcrowding Held Outside Philadelphia Women’s Prison, CBS 1/26/13

Protest against prison overcrowding draws hundreds, The Tribune 1/26/13

Protest Against Overcrowding Held Outside Philadelphia Women’s Prison, CBS 1/26/13

Group to Protest Outside Jail Saturday, Redwood City Patch 1/26/13

Op-Ed: Angela Davis/Windy Click: Rallying to end women’s prison crisis in California, Fresno Bee 1/25/13

Chowchilla Freedom Rally to draw hundreds of Bay Area residents to Central Valley to protest women’s prison, SF Bay View 1/24/13

Groups set to protest crowding at Chowchilla women’s prison, Merced Sun-Star 1/24/13

California Sheds Prisoners but Grapples With Courts, New York Times 1/21/13

Crowding More Into Chowchilla Rally Jan, Prison Radio 1/16/13

Is Realignment a Model for Reform?, East Bay Express 1/16/13

Chowchilla prison shifts from women to men, Fresno Bee 1/16/13

Letters: Is California’s prison crisis over?, LA Times 1/12/13

Some on Death Row ‘low risk’ for parole, SF Chronicle 1/13/13

Gov. Brown tries to justify unconstitutional prison overcrowding, backslides on Corrections budget SF Bay View 1/11/13

The downside of Jerry Brown’s budget, SF Bay Guardian 1/10/13

Governor says California Prison Overcrowding, Heathcare Problem is Fixed, KSEE 24 News 1/8/13

Gov. Brown Moves to End Cap on Prison Population, The Patch 1/8/13

Governor asking court to remove prison limits, OC Register 1/8/13

Brown seeks to lift state inmate caps, LA Times Article 1/8/13

Chowchilla women’s prison squeezed, Merced-Star Sun 1/8/13