CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

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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CURB Overview of the 2019-20 Proposed 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 Proposed Corrections Budget

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Impacts of SB 1393 and SB 1497

Thank you to everyone who was able to join one of our three calls to discuss the impacts of SB 1393 and SB 1497. It was great to learn from and build with everyone. We will continue to keep you posted as new information emerges. Below are notes from the calls, including answers to a

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Governor Brown Signs SB 1393!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1st, 2018 CONTACT: Eunisses Hernandez: 213-226-6426 Glenn Backes: 916-202-2538 California Governor Signs Major Sentencing Reform Law Allows Judges to Strike Five-Year Sentence Enhancement for Prior Serious Felony Convictions Sacramento, CA— Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1393, authored by State Senators Holly Mitchell (Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara

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Work with CURB! Seeking PT Development and Media Coordinator

CURB is excited to announce that we are seeking a part-time Development and Media/Communications Coordinator to help support the work of our growing coalition! Please read full job posting here Applications Due Friday September 28th The Development and Media/ Communications Coordinator will support the development needs of the coalition in addition to providing media and

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California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: September 1, 2018   Eunisses Hernandez: 213-226-6426, Glenn Backes: 916-202-2538 California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions Bill Now Heads to the Governor’s Desk Sacramento, CA — On August 31, 2018 the California Assembly voted to pass Senate Bill 1393, authored by

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Open Letter to Governor Brown

Open Letter Governor Jerry Brown VETO SB10 Nearly 40 years ago, you decried the state of our criminal justice system, acknowledging that “thousands & thousands of people languish in the jails of this state even though they have been convicted of no crime.” You now face a decision, to sign into law a bill that

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Gov. Brown to #VETOSB10!

Tell Governor to VETO SB 10 — a deceiving bill that expands preventative detention by replacing money bail with bias risk assessment tools that will incarcerate more people! SB10 is on Governor Brown’s desk and he may sign this bill at any moment! We ask with urgency that you call, email and tweet Governor Brown

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