2014 Press

Press Releases:

December: New LA Supervisors Question $2 Billion Jail Plan​, Diana Zuñiga of LA No More Jails Responds

November: Sentencing reform Proposition 47 passes, Advocates raise concerns about where the funding will go

September: Community Members Raise Environmental Impact Concerns of Controversial Los Angeles Women’s Jail Build

August: LA Residents Caravan 70 Miles to Raise Awareness on Wasteful Jail Expansion

August: Construyamos Comunidades Fuertes, No Mas Jaulas

August: Communities Rally Across Southern California to Oppose Wasteful Prison and Jail Expansion

August: LA Residents Demand Civilian Oversight, Not $14.5 Million On Moving the Mega Jail Plan Forward


July: Los Angeles Residents Advocate for Mental Health Diversion, Not Jail Expansion

June: CURB Responds to Legislatures Compromise Corrections Budget Deal

May: Advocates Reject SF Controllers Jail Population Projections

May: Assembly Budget Committee Approved Controversial Jail Construction Funding

May: United Educators of San Francisco Pass Resolution Against New San Francisco Jail

May: California Communities Continue Fight Against Jail & Prison Expansion in Gov’s May Budget

May: Senate Budget Vote A Step Towards Funding Alternatives, Not Jails

May: Advocacy Groups and Service Providers say No 2.3 Billion Dollar Jail Plan

May: Community Forum & Mock Solitary Cage Exhibition At City College to Stop Donovan Prison Expansion and All other Prison/Jail Expansion Plans in SD

April: Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals

April: CURB Joins Campaign Rejecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal and Calling for $5 Billion More to go to Education, Health & Human Services

April: Coalition Opposes All Proposals to Expand Jails and Prisons in Sacramento

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately 

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

February: Broad Coalition Responds to 2 Years Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

February: CURB on Today’s Court Ruling to Grant a 2 Year Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

January: Communities Rally at San Francisco Hearing on Jail Replacement Project

January: Massive Jail Construction Awards Move Forward

January: California Counties Continue Fight against Massive Jail Construction Scheme

January: Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction

Press Coverage:

Fiscal crisis, new jails dominate conversation as Adelanto hopes for brighter future, Daily Press 12/26/14

Immigration policies are criminalizing our communities, SF Bay View 12/24/14

Adelanto jail deal not a lock, Daily Press 12/11/14

Council grapples with cell division, Hesperia Star 12/11/14

Prop 47, Immigration Reform and More: The Contradictory Road of “Reforming” Mass Incarceration, Truth Out 12/10/14

News Coverage of CURB:Why Is California Keeping Kelly Savage in Prison for a Crime She Didn’t Commit?, Truth Out 11/29/14

Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Emily Harris, Justice Not Jails 11/17/14

Why Prisons Don’t Work and How We Can Do Better: A Conversation With Maya Schenwar,Truth Out 11/14/14

What If We Abolished Prisons? Alternet 11/13/14

District Attorney: LA will still need new jail, even with reduction of mentally ill, KPCC 11/12/14

In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers, Los Angeles Times 11/12/14

Lacey wants to change the way police, prosecutors deal with mentally ill in Los Angeles, KPCC 11/10/144

Prop. 47 already hitting sheriff departments, Bakersfield Californians 11/9/14

Activist says Adelanto is rushing prison approval, Victorville Daily Press 11/8/14

California’s overcrowded jails must be restructured, Daily Titan 11/9/14

Advocates celebrate Prop. 47 victory against mass incarceration and war on drugs but raise concerns about where the funding will go: four perspectives, SF Bayview 11/6/14

Prop. 47 victory shows California embracing ‘smart on crime’ approach, supporters say,Sacramento Bee 11/6/14

Prop 47 Passes: California Wobbles Towards Sentencing Reform, In These Times 11/5/14

California voters reject Propositions 45, 46, 48; pass 47, Mercury News 11/5/14

A village cannot be built in a jail: Why gender responsive is not gender justice, SF Bayview 10/30/14

Getting a Finger on the Pulse With Diana Zuñiga, Justice Not Jails Newsletter 10/12/14

Behind bars Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/14

Screaming Inmates Make L.A. Rethink Jailing Mentally Ill, Bloomberg Business Week 9/26/14

California prisons toughen screenings of visitors, The Tribune 9/24/14

Letter to the Editor: Cut health care costs by cutting incarceration, Sacramento Bee 9/12/14

Exposing a national crisis in Black mental health behind bars, SF BayView 9/10/14

L.A. County Jail Plan Is a $2 Billion Blunder That Embraces Incarceration, Not Treatment, for Mentally Ill, LA Weekly 8/28/14

Do diverse police forces treat their communities more fairly than almost-all-white ones like Ferguson’s?, Washington Post, 8/22/14

Se oponen a construcción de dos cárceles, Univision LA 8/16/14

Adelanto group cited for demonstrating, Daily Press 8/16/14

Jail expansion is largest project in Stanislaus County history, Modesto Bee 8/15/14

Building more jails won’t solve the problem, Desert Sun 8/11/14

Letter: Look for alternatives to building more jails, Desert Sun 8/11/14

Group protests McFarland prison, The Delano Record 8/7/14

Grand Jury investigates Santa Cruz County Jail deaths, SF BayView 8/3/14

Rally against McFarland women’s prison happening, ABC  23 7/31/14

Letter: Crowded Prisons in California, New York Times 7/30/14

Prison Re-Form: The Continuation of the Carceral State, Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice 7/15/14

Solutions for California’s overcrowded prisons?: Letters, LA Daily News 7/3/14

The story behind the 2015 California Budget Act, SF Bay View 6/25/14

Budget Deal Has Major Pros and Cons for Reentering Community, Roots & Rebound 6/25/14

A mental health jail is an oxymoron; diversion is what’s needed: Guest commentary, Pasadena Star News 6/24/14

State budget backs realignment’s focus on fighting repeat offenses, Daily Journal 6/23/14

Fighting against ‘addiction to incarceration’, LA Register 6/18/14

State Prisons to Institute New Censorship Rules, East Bay Express 6/17/14

CURB responds to Legislature’s compromise Corrections budget deal, SF Bay View 6/17/14

Legislature approves $108 billion state budget, Fresno Bee 6/15/14

Projections of new county jail population raises hackles of activists who want no jail, SF Examiner 6/6/14

Californians gaining momentum against prison and jail expansion, SF BayView 6/3/14

Split Over Bond Funds To Relieve Prison Overcrowding, Capitol Radio 5/27/14

Protest Proposes Alternatives to Jail Expansion, City on a Hill 5/22/14

Opponents Rally Against California Jail Expansion, Correctional News 5/21/14

Editorial: $2 billion jail expansion plan is a mistake, LA Register 5/20/14

San Francisco Jails Half Empty: Sheriff, NBC 5/15/14

Increases in Prison and Jail Spending in Governor’s Revised Budget Opposed in Santa Cruz, Indybay 5/15/14

Activists mobilize against California’s proposed $500 million jail expansion, SF Bay View 5/15/14

Amid record poverty, Jerry Brown pays down the debt, Free Charles Davis 5/15/14

Groups rally in San Bernardino over Brown’s state budget, The Sun 5/14/14

Activists Mobilize Against CA’s Proposed $500 Million Jail Expansion, Beyond the Chron 5/14/14

Gov. Jerry Brown’s ‘good news’ budget draws protests, Contra Costa News 5/13/14

Viewpoints: Why is California trying to build more jails?, Sacramento Bee 5/11/14

Los Angeles County officials look at financing $1.7 billion for jails, Daily Breeze 5/7/14

Hard line on soft drugs doesn’t work, Buenos Aires Herald 5/7/14

Why Is LA County Locking Up So Many Women? Justice Not Jails 5/7/14

County Approves $2 Billion Jails Plan Despite Protests, Westside Today 5/7/14

Supervisors move forward with $2 billion jail plan, LA Wave 5/6/14

LA supervisors to consider $2 billion jail building plan, KPCC 5/6/14

L.A. County jail expansion proposals come at a hefty price, LA Daily News 5/5/14

Why Is LA County Locking Up So Many Women?, LA Progressive 5/5/14

Time to consider extending Prop. 30 taxes, Mark Leno says, SF Chronicle 5/3/14

As Brown pushes savings plan, activists urge more spending, LA Times 4/25/14

Burning Down The House: Cultural Activism Bases in South L.A. KCET 4/24/14

Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul, LA Times 4/23/14

Coalition opposes all proposals to expand California jails and prisons, SF Bayview 4/22/14

Anti-police, anti-prison, San Diego Reader 4/2/14

Protesters Rally Against Donovan Prison Expansion, NBC 7 3/29/14

Coalition: Prison expansion not the answer, ABC 10 3/29/14

CA Prison Realignment Not Living Up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 3/27/14

AB 2356: Back to the Future of the California Prison Building Boom, Huffington Post 3/27/14

Evening News, KPBS 3/26/14 (begins at 4:33)

Group Opposes Expansion Of Donovan Prison, KPBS 3/26/14

Letter to the Editor: State needs sentencing reform, Fresno bee 3/25/14

Sheriff candidates support dropping agency’s current civilian monitors, LA Times 3/21/14

LA Jail System Causing ‘Horrendous Damage to our Loved Ones and our Communities’, Common Dreams 3/20/14

LA County approves drawing up plans for new women’s jail, KPCC 3/18/14

Letter to the Editor: Jail Reform in California, New York Times 3/16/14

Editorial: Jail Expansion Would Be Step in Wrong Direction, City on Hill Press 3/12/14

L.A. Youth Groups Condemn California’s ‘Incarceration Problem’. Annenberg Digital News 3/1/14

CA Prison Realignment not Living up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 2/21/14

人權組織 盼參與加州減囚政策, World Journal 2/20/14

Coalition Calls on Leaders to Reduce Prison Population, Metropolitan News-Enterprise 2/20/14

Activists Say Start Prison Reforms Now,  San Fernando Valley Sun 2/20/14

Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 2/19/14 (starts around 45min)

SF And LA Legislators Targeted By Prison Reform Advocates, SF Appeal 2/19/14

加州众组织联名信:停止扩建监狱, New Tang Dynasty Television 2/19/14

Activists Putting Pressure on CA Lawmakers Regarding Prison Overcrowding, KFBK 2/19/14

Broad coalition responds to 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, SF Bayview 2/14/14

Sheriff boosts rehab potential by adding beds, but activists are critical of expansion, Monterey County Weekly 2/13/14

CURB on Monday’s court ruling to grant a 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, Highland News 2/10/14

Prison-crowding order renews talk of sentencing changes, LA Times 2/10/14

The $140 Million North County Jail Question, Mission and State 2/6/14

Lock Up the Vote: A New Jail May Never Fill Up with Inmates, but It’ll Hold a Lot of Favors, SF Weekly 2/5/14

Admissions halted at problem-plagued Stockton prison, LA Times 2/4/14

CA Mom Shocked After Her Prisoner Son Was Secretly Transferred 800 Miles Away To Another State, Business Insider 2/4/14

SF Sheriff Doesn’t Want New Jail in San Bruno, San Bruno Patch 1/24/14

Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds, SF Examiner 1/24/14

Activists Challenge Plans for New SF Jail, Beyond Chron 1/24/14

Jail Expansion Grant Provokes Protest, City on a Hill Press 1/23/14

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just Isn’t Practical”, SF Appeal 1/23/14

Public safety officials weigh in on building new replacement jail, KTVU 1/23/14

Editorial: S.F. needs to go back to drawing board for right-size jail, SF Chronicle 1/23/14

Up Front Debate on SF Jail, KPFA 1/23/14

“If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go”: Efforts to Resolve the Growing Numbers of Aging Behind Bars, Truth-Out 1/19/14

Santa Cruz Residents Urge County to Reject State Grant Awarded for Jail Expansion, IndyBay 1/18/14

Tulare County to receive $40 million for jails, The Recorder 1/18/14

Protest meets approval of new jail funds, Register Pajaronian 1/17/14

Protesting Jail Funding, Good Times 1/17/14

San Mateo County to get state jail money, San Mateo Daily Journal 1/17/14

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 1/16/14 (20:23 min)

Kings awarded $20 million jail grant, The Sentinel 1/16/14

State turns down Contra Costa’s request for new maximum-security facility at West County Jail, Contra Costa Times 1/16/14

State awards $500M in jail construction funds: Sheriffs want more resources, protesters want fewer jails, KPCC 1/16/14

Santa Cruz Seeks to Ease Felons Into Freedom, California Health Report 1/15/14

Sojourner Truth, KPFK 1/15/14

Detractors say Brown’s budget spends too much on prison expansion, San Bernardino Sun 1/13/14

LA County cautiously optimistic about state budget proposal, LA Daily News 1/10/14

Californians Rally Against Spending Half a Billion Dollars On More Prisons, Alternet 1/9/14

4 important public safety proposals in Governor Jerry Brown’s planned budget, KPCC 1/9/14

Advocates call budget plans to open new prison beds a major contradiction, SF Bayview 1/9/14

Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction, Highland Community News 1/9/14

Up Front Morning News, KPFK 1/7/14 (starts at 6 min)

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca announces retirement, Aljazeera America 1/7/14