URGENT ACTION ALERT! Tell Governor Newsom Closing 2 State Owned Prisons is the Right Thing To Do!

Governor Newsom proposed closing 2 state prisons in his 2020-21 budget proposal but it isn’t clear whether he will prioritize closing state owned prisons or a privately owned facility that the state leases. CURB supports closing at least 2 state owned facilities! California must continue to reduce the prison population and capture the $400 million … Read more

#ClemencyCoast2Coast: Join us Tomorrow to Call on Governors in California and New York to #LetThemGo

In the wake of COVID-19, CURB, California Coalition for Women Prisoners and The DROP LWOP Coalition join with public health officials, families of incarcerated people, incarcerated people, and community advocates in demanding that Governor Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to execute their legal responsibility to protect vulnerable people in prisons, especially older … Read more

Work at CURB! Seeking FT Statewide Coordinator

CURB is excited to announce that we are seeking a full-time Statewide Coordinator to help support the work of our growing coalition! Please read full job posting here. Applications Due Tuesday January 28th CURB is seeking a passionate person with strong writing and communications skills to serve as a full-time Statewide Coordinator with a particular … Read more

Governor Newsom signs CURB cosponsored bills 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Contact: Ashley Chambers: ashley@ellabakercenter.org, 510-417-6071 Advocates Celebrate Governor Newsom’s Signature on SB 136, Dismantling a Cruel, Ineffective Sentence Enhancement The Governor’s signature reins in an expensive and racially discriminatory one-year sentence enhancement that adds additional years to someone’s sentence, lengthening family separations SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, the Repeal Ineffective Sentence Enhancements (RISE) … Read more