Month: May 2011

California Organizations Outline Smart, Safe, Prison Population Reduction Strategies

Media Alert—For Immediate Release—May 25, 2011 California Organizations Outline Smart, Safe, Prison Population Reduction Strategies Contact: Emily Harris Statewide Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Office: 510.435.1176 Email: emily@curbprisonspending.org Website: www.curbprisonspending.org Oakland CA — In response to Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on California prison overcrowding, a statewide alliance of over 40 organizations known as…



Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce CA Prison Population

For Immediate Release — May 23rd, 2011 Contact: Craig Gilmore, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Cell 213-663-2061; Lisa Marie Alatorre, Critical Resistance, Office 510-444-0484, Cell 510-459-6378 Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce CA Prison Population Groups Demand Population Reduction Measure Not Costly Jail Construction Oakland, CA – This morning the US Supreme Court reaffirmed…



Break Free Art Exhibit: No More Prisons Panel 5/27/11

A public program in conjunction with the Break Free Art Exhibit at El Mercado La Paloma. Friday, May 27, 2011 7 – 9:30 pm 3655 South Grand Ave Suite 240 Los Angeles, CA 90007 The program will include: 1. A tour of the Break Free Art Exhibit. 2. A projection of CSPG’s exhibition, Prison Nation:…



Action Alert – Email Governor Brown NOW!

Today, Governor Brown released the May revise of the 2011 Budget. As anticipated, California’s vital health and human services are being slashed, while the corrections budget remains intact and untouched and with a proposed 1.5% increase! 17% cut in health & human services, 17% cut in environmental protection, 7.5% cut in higher education, $1.5 billion…



Stop Costly Jail Construction in California

Please sign this important petition urging Governor Brown to Stop Costly Jail Construction in California. Jerry Brown claims there is no way to avoid cuts to our most vital social services. Meanwhile, he has left the $9 billion prison budget intact and is supporting building more costly jail beds instead of enacting simple sentencing reforms…



Groups demand realignment of priorities in county jails

Groups demand realignment of priorities in county jails SF Bay View: May 4, 2011 Responding to governor’s prisoner shift, organizations push for release, services Oakland – On the heels of Gov. Brown’s plan to shift thousands of prisoners from state prisons to county jails, organizations are calling for the proposed realignment to be seen as…



ACTION ALERT: Make phone calls TODAY against AB 13!!!!

The Assembly Education Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, May 4th about AB 13.  People all over the state have been writing letters and lobbying against this bill.  We really hope that it will fail in this committee and that will be the end of it (at least this year).  Last year, the bill passed…