CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

Governor Newsom Signs Racial Justice Act Into Law

Historic landmark legislation “We are thankful that Governor Newsom signed the Racial Justice Act and proud of our state for taking a fist step at confronting the racist roots of the criminal legal system. Far too many Black families have been torn apart due to systemic racism and it is time that we address that

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#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

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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 prison and jail beds in the state.   CLICK HERE TO READ CURB’s OVERVIEW OF THE 2020-21 CORRECTIONS BUDGET

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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

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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

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Governor Newsom signs CURB cosponsored bills 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Contact: Ashley Chambers:, 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)

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