Budget Battle: May 14th Statewide Day of Action

Dear Supporter,

Thanks to all of our pressure the jail construction debate is heating up in Sacramento!

In yesterday’s hearing Senator Hancock said “we did not want to replicate our prison system jail by jail.” The Senate opposed Governor Brown’s budget proposal to grant an additional $500 million to expand jails and instead voted to provide this additional funding for county construction projects which could include transitional housing, day reporting centers, mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities and jails. The Senate Budget vote is a step towards funding alternatives, not jails. 

To fully cancel this jail construction funding we must keep the pressure on!

Next week, our Governor will release his May Budget Revise and we are joining with the California Partnership for a Statewide Day of Action!

Please join us for a Press Conferences and Rally about the Governor’s May Revise Budget on Wednesday, May 14th to highlight the need to invest in Californians, not in more prisons and jails!

Time: 11:00am
Location: Outside Capitol Press Room

San Francisco
Time: 1:30pm
Location: State Building 350 McAllister Street

Santa Cruz
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Superior Court, 701 Ocean St

Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Liberty Bell, 1400 Truxtun

Los Angeles
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: State Building, 300 S. Spring Street

San Bernardino
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Rosa Parks State Building, 464 West 4th Street

Hope to see you out there!  Contact me with any questions at info@curbprisonspending.org.


About the Author


Recent Articles

CURB Overview of the 2021-22 Proposed Corrections Budget

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a statewide coalition of organizations working to reduce the number of people imprisoned in California and the number of prisons and jails in the state. We advocate for an investment in justice that centers care, not punishment. Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 budget for Corrections includes $13.3

Read More »


6/22/21 Editors and Writers of The Los Angeles Times, We’re writing in hopes of evolving The Los Angeles Times’ coverage on prison closure. An article released two days after Juneteenth sought to center the narrative that closing prisons equals economic devastation. This dialogue reminds us of the arguments of the Antebellum South. Like prisons, slavery

Read More »


Despite prison closures and historically low prison populations, California is failing to end its addiction to prison spending, advocates say  SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA––In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget for 2021-22 released today, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) provided the following statement: CURB applauds the major investments in health and human services the Newsom

Read More »