CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

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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The People’s Response to Governor’s Corrections Budget  May Revise 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2019   The People’s Response to Governor’s Corrections Budget  May Revise Calling for the end of prison and jail as state’s leading health & mental health care provider   MEDIA CONTACT: Amber-Rose Howard, Californians United for a Responsible Budget or 909.717.8520   Sacramento — Thursday, May 09, Governor

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CURB Overview of 2019-20 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. READ & DOWNLOAD THE PDF: 2019-20 May Revision Corrections Budget 

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Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Halts Death Penalty. Now Let’s Drop LWOP!

On March 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his decision to halt the execution of 737 people sentenced to death in California prisons. This moratorium on capital punishment acknowledges the significant racial, economic, gender and disability disparities in death penalty sentencing and is an important step toward justice. California has the highest prison population in

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