Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis.

But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction.

Among the alarming moves, the budget:

  • increases $500 million for state corrections
  • increases $1.5 million for local community corrections
  • refurbishes or replaces the 12 Oldest Prisons in California
  • reopens closed SHU units at Pelican Bay and Corcoran for housing

We need to show Gov. Brown that we won’t accept his continued prioritization on imprisonment!

Join CURB, California Partnership, and other anti-prison and anti-poverty groups at four rallies and press conferences across the state starting tomorrow, May 11 in Sacramento and Los Angeles and ending on Monday, May 15 in Bakersfield, Riverside and Coachella.

  • Sacramento

Jared Mc Creary (951) 809-6598 and

Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. or after the press conference State Capitol Bldg 1st Floor Room 1190

  • San Francisco

Jared Mc Creary (951) 809-6598 and

Friday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m. San Francisco CA State Bldg

Karen Kandamby (562) 309-3773 and

Friday, May 11th at 10:00 a.m. Outside Ronald Reagan State Bldg

  • Bakersfield:

Mary Koharchick (661) 972-4525 and

Monday, May 15th at 11:00 a.m. Kern County Liberty Bell

Ipyani Lockert  (909) 936-0789 and

Monday, May 15th 10:00 a.m. Outside CA Towers/Senator Richard Roth’s office

  • Coachella

Erick Lemus (310) 408-7395 and

Monday, May 15th 10:00 a.m. Veterans Park

If you can’t make it, be on the lookout in the coming weeks for next steps to help us keep the pressure on.

See you tomorrow!


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