CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

Complaint to the UN: Death By Incarceration is Torture

9/15/22 As part of the DROP LWOP Coalition, CURB joined dozens of organizations in submitting a complaint to appeal the United Nations to hold the US accountable for torture and racial discrimination/targeting through life sentences, or ‘Death by Incarceration’ (DBI). Death by incarceration (DBI) condemns individuals to a slow death in prison (across the country)

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LA Times Article: A rural California town sued to keep a prison open…

  BY HAILEY BRANSON-POTTSSTAFF WRITER  SEPT. 9, 2022 7:47 AM PT The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may immediately resume shutting down a prison in Northern California, a judge ruled this week, dismissing a lawsuit by a rural town that sought to stop the closure.   The state was supposed to close the California

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Public Statement: WE ARE NOT PROPERTY

  8/23/22 Fellow California Residents and Community Members, As reported in an LA Times article on 8/20/22, visiting Lassen County Judge Robert F. Moody’s decision to reject the amicus brief of people currently incarcerated in California Correctional Center (CCC) calls into question the court’s commitment to human rights and reflects a broken judicial system. There’s

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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

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Truthout Op-Ed: In debates over prison closure…

  May 26, 2022 By Duane Palm and Timothy Peoples When a prison closes, mainstream reporting often obscures the truth from public view. This has certainly been the case for the planned closure of California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville. Articles tend to focus on what’s going on in the minds of local people who

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