CURB Overview of the 2022-23 Enacted Corrections Budget

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a statewide coalition of organizations working to reduce the number of people imprisoned in California and the number of prisons and jails in the state. We advocate for an investment in justice that centers care, not punishment. READ & DOWNLOAD THE PDF: 2022-23 Enacted Corrections Budget

Sacramento Bee: California could close three more state prisons. Gavin Newsom’s budget says

UPDATED MAY 13, 2022 BY WES VENTEICHER   Inmates walk across the grounds of Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, Calif., on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new budget proposal suggests California could close three more prisons in the next three years.   Citing reductions in the number of people in prison, Newsom’s … Read more

LA Times Op-Ed: When a prison closes, the town where it sits has a chance for redemption

BY BRIAN KANEDA JAN. 21, 2022  The scheduled deactivation of California Correctional Center has become a hot-button issue for the town of Susanville, sparking anger and a still-pending lawsuit to prevent the prison from closing at all. The fears of residents who have become dependent on prisons for their livelihood have been covered widely in … Read more