Press Release: State Lawmakers And Analysts Challenge CDCR’s Request For Billions In New Infrastructure Spending

March 22, 2022 State Lawmakers And Analysts Challenge CDCR’s Request For Billions In New Infrastructure Spending Community advocates call CDCR a “rogue” department, as legislators cite poor long-term planning and skyrocketing spending on incarceration SACRAMENTO, CA––Proposals for billions of dollars in infrastructure prison spending from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) faced scrutiny yesterday … Read more

Press Release: 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 Overview of the 2021-22 May Revision 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. Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 budget for Corrections includes $13.3 … Read more

The People’s Plan for Prison Closure

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As a coalition of more than 80 organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons, reduce the number of existing prisons,  and redirect funding to build the infrastructure of vulnerable communities, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) strongly supports Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal for prison closures. Our community is proud to share … Read more

Thank You for 2016! – Now let's move into the #CAbudget!

Dear Supporter, Thank you for standing with us in 2016. We appreciate all that you gave to CURB and look forward to taking this people power into 2017. We are moving ahead quickly. Within the week, Governor Brown will unveil his proposed budget for 2017-2018, and CURB is ready. This year, more than ever, we … Read more