CURB's Decarceration Report Card: #AllJailsAreFails!

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CURB Decarceration Report Card

For the past three years, CURB has released an annual report card grading California counties on whether they’re reducing the number of people incarcerated and investing in community solutions, or whether they’re building new jails.

This year, for the first time, every county received a failing score.

It’s been four years since realignment and one year since Prop 47. These reforms provided counties with critical opportunities to implement alternatives to incarceration, invest in community-based services, and strengthen the social safety net.

But across the state, counties are prioritizing incarceration by expanding their jails and building new ones — with enormous social and economic costs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New report slams state's alarming trend of jail expansion

October 15, 2015 Press teleconference: 12 pm PDT, October 15 Conference Call Line: 1-712-832-8300 Participant Access Code: 6874160 Speakers: Community organizers from the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Francisco. Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 California — Today, Californians United for a Responsible Budget … Read more