Angelenos Protest Jail and Law Enforcement Expansion in County budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 12, 2015 Press Contact: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget or 626-215-4818 Twitter: @CURBprisons #NoMoreJails What: County Budget Press Conference and Creative Action Where: 500 W. Temple Blvd. Los Angeles, CA When: May 13, 2015 at 8:30am LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Board … Read more

CURB Hails Senator Hancock’s Call to Immediately Close Aging Prison, Demands further Reductions in May Revise

  For Immediate Release – May 13, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget,, 213-864-8931. Sacramento – In advance of Governor Brown’s May Budget Revise, Senator Loni Hancock takes a bold move this morning by releasing a statement and letter calling for the immediate closure of California Rehabilitation Center Norco. Norco, … Read more

CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14th Press Contact: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget or 213-864-8931 Twitter: @curbprisons SACRAMENTO, CA – The May Revision to Governor Brown’s 2015-16 budget, released this morning, delays plans to close the notorious decaying prison in Norco, a move supported by Senator Hancock and CURB members earlier … Read more

Day 2: Take action for #MentalHealthDiversion in #LABudget

Dear Supporter, The #LABudget has set aside over $103 million for the Sheriff’s Department to reform mental health services and reduce use of force in the jails. The Sheriff’s solution is to hire more deputies to create new “teams” in the department. We see little to no additional funding for experienced clinicians and health professionals … Read more

#CABudget Battle: What did the May Revise bring us?

*Courtesy of Noah Miska of Sin Barras* Dear Supporter, The May Budget Revise was released on Thursday, coming after Senator Loni Hancock’s call to close Norco State Prison. Yet, the long overdue closure of the decrepit prison was not part of Governor Brown’s agenda. Norco has been slated for demolition since 2012, but the administration … Read more