#CABudget Battle: Stop CDCR Construction Plans!

CURB and member organizations are continuing to put pressure on the budget committees to fully implement Prop. 57 with our full recommendations in mind. They are listening and they are feeling the pressure. 

Tomorrow, April 26th, the Senate Budget Committee will be discussing CDCR’s Capital Outlay Plan which includes the conversion of Pelican Bay into Level II housing and other facility changes.

Can you let the Senate know that we need to close prisons, not convert them?

We know that if we expand earned time credits through the implementation of Prop. 57 and fully utilize medical and elder parole we won’t need to build or refurbish the prison system that has traumatized our loved ones.

Let’s say no to construction and yes to decarceration!

Additionally, the CDCR is attempting to move forward on building a California Leadership Academy for young men, moving towards refurbishing or replacing the 12 oldest prisons, and has plans to take charge of inpatient programs normally run by the Department of State Hospitals. This is outrageous!

Can you send an email to the Senate Budget Committee right now?

We have to stay diligent in maintaining that we want our loved ones to return back to their communities and strong decarceration efforts, not more incarceration expansion.

In solidarity,

Diana, Amber-Rose, and Ivette

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

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