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CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases prior to 2018

Beware of bloated corrections spending in 2017-18 budget

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction by increasing CDCR spending to an all time high. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state

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Take action for LA today

Dear Supporter, There is so much happening in Los Angeles and we remain diligent in fighting against the $3.7 billion jail plan on multiple levels while fighting for community based alternatives and supportive services throughout the county. Here is a little update on the jail fight and what you can do to contribute!   Sign

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Mobilize Tomorrow with No New SF Jail Coalition!

Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors. The proposal for jail renovation funding will

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SF: Demand Transparency & Accountability from the Board of Supervisors

Dear CURB Supporters, We need genuine efforts to stop imprisoning people in San Francisco and we need these efforts to moves as quickly as jail funding! Join the No New SF Jail Coalition at City Hall thisThursday, Feb. 9th, to demand transparency about the jail renovation proposal. We must ensure there will be no increased

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Thank You! Follow Up from the Santa Rita Jail Noise Demo

Brick by brick, wall by wall – we will make these cages fall! Greetings jail fighters,  It’s been two weeks since our noise demo at Santa Rita jail, and we are still feeling the energy and power that was generated that evening! Over 60 people joined together with pots, pans, trumpets, and drums to send

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CURB’s Budget Overview

On January 10 I sat in a dining room in Victorville, a place where most voted to make America great again, I looked over Governor Brown’s proposed corrections budget hoping he’d propose to continue to support the progressive strategies. That he would focus on spending less on prisons and jails as part of his plan

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Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins

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Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2017 Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento— This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 proposed budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.3 billion (2017-18),

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CURB is looking for a Statewide Organizer and Intern!

We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for a full-time Statewide Organizer in Los Angeles and a Development Intern to join our team! CURB is seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as its Statewide Organizer. The individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions,

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