CURB denounces state budget

Check out CURB’s op-ed in the Sac Bee on the toxic relationship between the recent 2010-2011 state budget and California’s irresponsible prison expansion.The author is Jim Lindburg, CURB member and Legislative Director for Friends Committee on Legislation of California.

Check out this addition – 50 Ways to Reduce the Number of People in Prison in California

Here are some examples to start us off. The document can be downloaded here or found on our resources page. 1. Mandate parole, rather than prison, for people with sentences of 12 months or less. 2. Discharge people who have been civilly committed (“civil narcotic addicts”). 3. Remove state prison as a sentencing option for … Read more

Fast 4 Freedom tomorrow

Starving for Justice Alliance takes Action with Prisoners across California California prisoners are being starved of the most basic human rights.  This fast represents their hunger for — Food Family Healthcare Community Healing Jobs Freedom On Friday, August 6, 2010, prisoners, their family members, and supporters across California will engage in a day of fasting … Read more

Take Action California launches!

Take Action California is a virtual, one-stop, for political activism, action alerts, fact sheets, and events in support of grassroots advocacy throughout California. By increasing our collective capacity for e-advocacy, we hope to advance our shared agenda for social change, through criminal justice reform and human rights advocacy for disadvantaged and low income communities and … Read more