Possible Prison Closure? And May Budget Revise Actions!

This week has brought us a lot of promising news, and tomorrow we will see Governor Brown’s revisions to the state budget. First, thanks to YOU we were able to get SB 171, the county involuntary transfer bill, pulled. This means we don’t have to worry about itthis year, but we may see it again next year. Dear Supporter,

Second, yesterday Senator Loni Hancock called for the closure of Norco State Prison. Check out our press statement calling for closure and to focus on reduction policies like Elder Parole and Credit Incentives.

Tomorrow, we will see changes in the May Budget Revise or more foot dragging. We need you to come out and be there as we respond. We need to tear down the wall of poverty and prisons together! 

We’ve made some progress toward funding the services our people need most and reducing the prison population, but we still have a long way to go to restore the devasting cuts to education, health care, childcare and reentry.

Join us Thursday and Friday for press conferences and rallies across the state:

  • Sacramento: Thursday, 5/14 at 11:00 am at California State Capitol, 1315 10th St., 95814
  • Los Angeles: Thursday, 5/14 at 12:00 pm at 300 S. Spring St., 90013
  • Riverside: Friday, 5/15 at 1:00 pm at California Towers, 3737 Main St., 92501

We can demand the closure of Norco and a full prison population reduction plan that brings our loved ones back home.

Thanks and peace,

Diana Zuñiga

Interim Statewide Coordinator

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

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