CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases

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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#RISE Act and Fair & Just Sentencing Act Head to Senate Appropriations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April, 4 2018   California Committee Passes Bill to Reduce Sentences for Prior Felony Convictions Bills Amend Sentencing Enhancements Aimed At People with Prior Convictions Bills Now Head to the Senate Appropriations Committee CONTACT: Eunisses Hernandez,, 213-226-6426 Sacramento, CA —Today, the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bills

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Community Applauds Gov Brown’s Easter Commutations and Pardons

  Community Applauds Governor Brown’s Historic Easter Commutations and Pardons, 7 people with LWOP Sentences Among Them   Contacts: Deirdre Wilson, CCWP 415-255-7036 ext. 4   Amber-Rose Howard, CURB (909) 717-8520   The California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and the Californians United for a Responsible Budget Coalition (CURB) applaud Governor Brown for

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CURB is looking for Interns!

We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for three interns to join our team!  CURB offers internships in the following three areas: Advocacy, Media and Communications and Development. Our internships provide the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. Working directly with the Statewide

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Join Us on Father’s Day!

  Thank you to all those folks that came out to the LANMJ’s Mother’s Day event in May! This weekend we are celebrating Father’s Day at the Twin Towers and we want to invite you to join us. We also wanted to share the amazing video that MiTú created after our Mother’s Day event! You

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Taking Up the Torch of Liberation Together!

In February 2017, in Oakland, California, we sat across from one another in a room full of people, each wearing passion and pain on our faces, eagerly awaiting the start of a strategy session to stop prison and jail expansion. The facilitator introduced us as the new CURB staff members who would be leading the

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