LA TIMES JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT: PRISONS ARE RACIST

6/22/21 Editors and Writers of The Los Angeles Times, We’re writing in hopes of evolving The Los Angeles Times’ coverage on prison closure. An article released two days after Juneteenth sought to center the narrative that closing prisons equals economic devastation. This dialogue reminds us of the arguments of the Antebellum South. Like prisons, slavery … Read more

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION IS A “MONEY PIT”

Despite prison closures and historically low prison populations, California is failing to end its addiction to prison spending, advocates say  SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA––In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget for 2021-22 released today, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) provided the following statement: CURB applauds the major investments in health and human services the Newsom … Read more

CURB’S STATEMENT ON THE DEACTIVATION OF CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER (CCC)

Yesterday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced the deactivation of California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville by June 30, 2022.  The deactivation of CCC, a remote, 58 year old facility in need of over $500 million in infrastructure repairs, is part of the Newsom Administration’s plan to close two state-owned prisons (the first, Deuel Vocational Institution … Read more

The People’s Response to Governor Newsom’s Proposed Corrections Budget

Newsom Moves to Close a Prison as the Budget for Corrections Continues to Climb Governor Newsom released California’s 2020-21 Proposed Budget Summary today, which included many positive steps to address the vast inequality in our state. Nearly 20% of Californians lack the resources to meet their basic needs and another 20% live dangerously close to … Read more

The People’s Response to Governor’s Corrections Budget  May Revise 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2019   The People’s Response to Governor’s Corrections Budget  May Revise Calling for the end of prison and jail as state’s leading health & mental health care provider   MEDIA CONTACT: Amber-Rose Howard, Californians United for a Responsible Budget amberrose@curbprisonspending.org or 909.717.8520   Sacramento — Thursday, May 09, Governor … Read more