As you might have heard, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation is planning a controversial & massive expansion of the California Institute for Men in Chino. News stories report they intend to add as many as 3,000 more cells. Here are a couple of recent news stories about the project: Chino city officials up in arms over possible prison expansion and Plans move forward on Chino adult prison expansion.
The city of Chino & CDCR are holding public meetings this Wednesday at 3:00 and again at 6:00 to discuss plans with the public. We at CURB hope that you can help us turn people out to those meetings who will voice opposition to expanding CIM. The meetings will be held at the Chaffey College Community Center, 5890 College Park, Chino.
Here are a few things you can help us with:
1) Meet us at Chuco’s Justice Center (1137 E. Redondo Blvd., on the border between South Central L.A. and Inglewood, one light west of Florence and Crenshaw | Inglewood CA 90302) at 1:30 pm so that we can carpool to the 3:00 pm meeting at Chaffey College Community Center. Please RSVP with Diana@curbprisonspending.org if you plan on attending. I will be emailing out talking points to all those interested in attending the meeting.
2) Forward this email to colleagues, students, friends and organizations who might be interested in stopping the growth of California’s prisons.
3) Call 3-4 people and ask them to attend the meeting with you. Take a car full of people to the meeting.
4) Donate to CURB to help fund our work to shrink the number of Californians in prison.
We will have talking points at the action, but please email or call me if you have any questions.
Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood CA 90302