Pushing Forward a Moratorium on Prison and Jail Expansion

   CURB Lobby Day - Group Photo

Frustrated with misguided policies that have packed our prisons and jails, drained our state budget and led to one of the highest recidivism rates in the country,
70 advocates, including family members with an incarcerated loved one, formerly imprisoned people, and youth
from across California traveled to Sacramento last week!

 We pushed for a moratorium on prison and jail expansion, common sense parole and sentencing reforms, and for the creation of incentives for counties to invest in alternatives to incarceration.

Watch the Video: 

Daletha Hayden of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement explains why California needs to stop prison and jail expansion!
Daletha Hayden of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement explains why California needs to stop jail expansion!

If didn’t make it to the Lobby Day contact your Legislator today and encourage them to:

The following 34 counties have indicated plans to expand their jails:

Amador * Butte * Calaveras * El Dorado * Fresno * Imperial * Kern * Kings * Los Angeles * Madera * Merced * Monterey * Napa * Orange * Placer * Riverside * Sacramento * San Bernardino * San Benito * San Diego * San Joaquin * San Luis Obispo * San Mateo * Santa Barbara * Santa Clara * Shasta * Siskiyou * Solano * Sonoma * Stanislaus * Sutter * Tulare * Tuolumne * Yolo

CURB is currently organizing in several counties across California to fight for real solutions: 

Sign the Sacramento petition

to stop the Sacramento County jail expansion:

Sign the LA petition

to stop the L.A. County jail expansion:

Sign the Riverside Petition 
Stop the Riverside County Supervisors from expanding
jail capacity and charging prisoners:

Click Here  for more photos from the lobby day!

 Click Here for the lobby day press release.
 Click here for a piece on the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights blog on stopping the LA jail expansion.Click herefor an OpEd in the Capitol Weekly by CURB about the LAO’s recommendation to cancel AB 900 Projects.Click here for coverage on Press TV about the trigger cuts and jail expansion.

Follow CURB on YouTube: View our videos on YouTube

For more information, to set-up a petition or to mobilize in your County contact:
Emily Harris, CURB Coordinator: emily@curbprisonspending.org

It is crucial that we come together to stop the waste of our limited resources on locking up our communities!

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