—Press 2016

Press Releases:

October: Community members rally to demand rejection of controversial jail construction plan

October: Grassroots pressure delays jail construction vote, Organizers release report detailing environmental health hazards of the proposed women’s jail in LA

September: LA Community Members Denounce a Budget that is environmentally, economically, and socially toxic for Black and Brown Communities

June: Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury

July: CURB responds to Governor’s support for more incarceration in new budget

April: Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

February: State Analyst Follows Community Demands, Says No to $250 Million for Jail Expansion

January: Governor reneges on promise for sustainable prison population reduction, funds new jail construction

January: CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan

 

Press Coverage:

LA Supervisors… ‘Can you listen for just one second‘, City Watch, 12/12/16

Incarcerated Women in LA County Jails Face Threat of Valley Fever Illness, The Real News Network, 11/24/16

Angry protesters halt Supervisors meeting: ‘Reject the EIR!’, My News LA, 10/26/16

Protesters demand halt to LA County jail plans, ABC7, 10/26/16

Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting, Los Angeles Daily News, 10/25/16

California Spent All-Time High $21 Billion on Crime Last Year, Chronicle of Social Change, 10/25/16

Why map incarceration in LA?, KCRW, 10/14/16

Report: California Prisoners Regularly Exposed to Contaminated Water, The Real News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, LA Daily News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, Whittier Daily News, 10/11/16

Coalición busca detener la construcción de una cárcel de mujeres en Lancaster, La Opinión, 10/11/16

Nueva cárcel para mujeres enfermaría a reclusas por suelo tóxico y hongos, Hoy Los Angeles, 10/11/16

Activists in hazmat suits protest building Lancaster women’s prison, My News LA, 10/11/16

Group seeks to halt ‘disastrous’ LA County plan for women’s jail, LA Daily News, 10/10/16

Realignment 5 years on: Counties building 10K cells for inmates with mental illness, KPCC, 9/30/16

Realignment 5 Years On: Counties Build Jails for Inmates With Mental Illness, Capital Public Radio, 9/30/16

Realignment 5 Years On: Counties Build Jails for Inmates With Mental Illness, KQED, 9/29/16

Lots of your tax dollars: LA County big budget greater than half the states!, My News LA, 9/27/16

UCLA researches map the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles, UCLA Newsroom, 9/22/16

Break It Down: Art and Resistance, Plan For Your Art, 9/8/16

Break It Down: Art and Resistance, ArtRx LA, 9/6/16

CURB responds to Governor’s support for more incarceration in new budget, Highland Community News, 6/27/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, The Washington Times, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, Napa Valley Register, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, The Eagle, 6/17/16

State budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, Daily Democrat, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, KSL.com, 6/17/16

California Budget Provides $270 Million for County Jail Upgrades, CBS Sacramento, 6/17/16

California Moves Ahead with Plan for $270 Million in New Jails, TeleSurTV, 6/10/16

Commentary: Bill Would Repeal Ineffective Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions, The Davis Vanguard, 5/24/16

Reject More Jail Expansion and invest in prevention, re-entry, The Sacramento Bee, 5/23/16

Senate Committee Votes Against Jail Construction Funding, Highland Community News, 5/19/16

California Senate Reluctant to Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy, The Real News, 5/16/16

The Pacifica Evening News, 5/13/16

Prison, Jail Expansion hidden behind supposed “Investments to Rehabilitation and Reentry” in revised state budget,” Highland News, 5/13/16

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test, Los Angeles Sentinel, 4/13/16

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent, New America Media, 3/29/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 3/23/16

California’s Elderly Parole Program forcing victims to face attackers decades later, San Jose Mercury News, 3/20/16

Pursuing Alternative Facilities, City Tries to keep $80 million SoMa Jail Grant on the table, Hoodline, 3/8/16

Enhancements Leave Thousands of California Inmates With Extraordinarily Long Sentences,
NBC Bay Area, 2/26/16

Governor Hopes Californians’ Tough Views on Crime Have Eased, ABC News, 1/28/16

Gov. Brown hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KPCC, 1/28/16

Governor hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KSBW, 1/28/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain felons earlier and have fewer juveniles tried as adults, US News and World Report, 1/27/16

Gov. Brown’s Initiative to Reduce Prison Population Would Free Nonviolent Felons Earlier, NBC Los Angeles, 1/27/16

Governor Proposes Ballot Measure on Criminal Sentences, ABC, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Miami Herald, 1/27/16

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Mateo Daily Journal, 1/27/17

Gov. Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Francisco Examiner, 1/27/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Columbus Telegram, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/27/16

CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan: ‘A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system’, San Francisco Bay View, 1/22/16

Upfront, KPFA, 1/8/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget: Rapid response, Sacramento Bee, 1/7/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/7/16

 

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