CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

Help us Kill SB10!

Help us kill SB10!  Call Senator Hertzberg, the author of the bill, and tell him “California deserves a stronger bail reform bill that will result in lasting positive changes for our residents. Pull SB 10 now so that we can do better next year.” Call Hertzberg’s Capitol Office – (916) 651-4018 Send and email to

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Action Alert: Keep SB1393 Alive!

It’s time to turn up the heat for SB 1393 (Mitchell) – The Fair and Just Sentencing Reform Act of 2018! SB1393 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee this Wednesday, August 15th starting at 9am- Room 4202. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Appropriations is the committee where bills go to die! This

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CURB Overview of the 2018-19 Enacted Corrections Budget

Last Friday, June 29th Governor Brown released his final State Budget for 2018-19 (Budget Summary for Public Safety- Pages 57-70). Despite the passage of important legislation and voter initiatives in the last three years, resulting in significant reductions to the prison population, California’s capacity to operate and expand prisons is growing. With an increase of

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Hood Digest + CURB!

CURB has teamed up with the Hood Digest to help change the way we talk about incarceration and center the people most impacted by the system. Our Hood Glossary breaks down the language the system uses, why they use it and what we should use instead! I sat down with Elmer Roldan and La Mikia Castillo, co-hosts of the

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CURB Overview of the 2018-19 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: 2018-19 May Revision Corrections Budget

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CA Senate Passes Bill Allowing Judges to Strike Sentence Enhancement for Prior Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2018 CONTACT: Eunisses Hernandez,, 213-226-6426 California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Judges to Strike Sentence Enhancement for Prior Convictions Bill Now Heads to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety Sacramento, CA —The California Senate today passed Senate Bill 1393, authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara, with a vote

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Free Mother’s, Close Jails!

As CURB members continue to fight the caging of women in LA County, we’re also uplifting our mothers, caregivers and their families at our annual Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, we partnered with Latinx media outlet MiTú to uplift what communities really need instead of jails – affordable housing, community-based

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DO NOT SUPPORT the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act

California is facing a serious threat to the years of progress our state has made toward fixing the state’s broken criminal justice system. A new ballot initiative, the “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act” will increase taxpayer spending on prisons, increase incarceration rates, and roll-back important reforms achieved in the last decade. This measure,

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