Month: October 2011

Organizations Demand No New Jail Beds in Sacramento

For Immediate Release – 10/31/11 Letter Urges County Supervisors to Vote No on Using Realignment Money to Re-open Jail Press Contact:  Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Phone:  510-435-1176 Sacramento – Sacramento residents and organizations across California will urge Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to vote against jail expansion at their upcoming meeting…



Over 70 Organizations Oppose Costly Sacramento Jail Expansion

10/31/11 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors 700 H Street, Suite 1450 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Board of Supervisors, We, the undersigned, write to you in strong opposition to the proposed reopening of the Roger Bauman Facility (RBF) at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. We are affiliated with Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) a…



Sacramento Says NO to New Jail Expansion!

County Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve $6 million dollars for an additional 275 beds to be added to the current jail as a part of its Public Safety Realignment plan. Please join CURB members and allies to demand NO NEW JAIL EXPANSION! Instead — the $6 million should go to community-based…



California Organizations Issue Report Card on County Prisoner Realignment Plans

‘Passing’ Grades for Alternatives to Incarceration, ‘Fails’ for Construction Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510-444-0484 California—On the heels of the October 1st implementation of the State’s massive realignment of its prison system, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has issued grades for how well 13 different counties plan to…