Month: December 2011

Pushing Forward a Moratorium on Prison and Jail Expansion

   Frustrated with misguided policies that have packed our prisons and jails, drained our state budget and led to one of the highest recidivism rates in the country, 70 advocates, including family members with an incarcerated loved one, formerly imprisoned people, and youthfrom across California traveled to Sacramento last week!  We pushed for a moratorium on…



STOP LA JAIL EXPANSION, SAVE LA COUNTY

This piece was originally posted on Ella’s Voice, the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. by Emily Harris on Dec 19, 2011 In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will…



Tell LA Supervisors NO Jail Expansion!

  STOP LA JAIL EXPANSION  SAVE LA COUNTY    In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will cost $2.66 billion dollars($1.4 billion to build and $1.26 billion in interest to bankers).  Let’s send…



Communities Continue Push for Prison and Jail Moratorium

For Immediate Release—December 9, 2011 Contact: Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget ph. 510 444 0484 California – On Monday December 12, people from communities across California will be paying lawmakers a visit to demand a moratorium on prison and jail expansion.  California’s massive prison system has become internationally notorious for its Supreme…



STOP THE PROPOSED $1.4 BILLION JAIL IN LA COUNTY

In January, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will scheduled a vote on whether LA should spend $1.4 BILLION to build more jail cells.  Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the plan would “consign the other vital services to second class status for two generations.” Today you can sign the petition, pass it on to your…



CURB Alliance Announces National Board of Advisors

Media Alert December, 6th 2011 Contact:    Isaac Ontiveros, 510-444-0484 Oakland – The statewide alliance Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), working to fight against prison and jail expansion in California today announced the launch of its first National Board of Advisors.  The inauguration of the Board comes at a time of potential for change…