Month: April 2012

CURB Letter to L.A. County Supervisors

April 22, 2012 County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles CA Dear L. A. County Supervisor and Staff, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) organizations and allies request that you consider our recommendations on decisions that are now before the public and the…



California Coalition Stops Prison Construction Plan in Its Tracks

For Immediate Release—April 26, 2012 California Coalition Stops Prison Construction Plan in Its Tracks Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 517 6612 California—Members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) acted swiftly this week to defeat Assembly Bill 2587, known as the Knight bill which would have rammed…



Organizations and Community Members Respond to CDCR Plan Launch Bold Alternative “Budget for Humanity”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–APRIL 25, 2012 Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 444 0484                            Two days after CDCR released its The Future of California Corrections plan, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is launching its own master plan for public safety in California: The Budget for Humanity (http://curbprisonspending.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Budget-for-Humanity-2-Final.pdf).  CURB is…



CURB Reponds to CDCR's "Future of California Corrections" Report

For Immediate Release–23 April 2012 CDCR’s “Future of California Corrections” Released Experts say Far-Reaching but not Far Enough Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget ph. 510.444.0484 Oakland–Today the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released The Future of California Corrections: A Blueprint to Save Billions of Dollars, End Federal Court…



REPORT SHOWS NO NEED FOR MORE JAILS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–April 20, 2012 Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph: 510-444-0484 Four months after Sheriff Lee Baca proposed borrowing $1.4 billion to expand the Los Angeles County jail system (“It’s bold. It’s large. But there’s no better timing than now” – Lee Baca 21 Nov. 2011), a report endorsed by…



CURB Urges Alternative to Jail Expansion

Topanga Messenger published this piece on April 19, 2012. Kathleen Hernandez requested the Messenger publish the following letter sent to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on April 3, 2012, by Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), David Chavez of the Youth Justice Coalition and Emily Harris, Statewide Coordinator, CURB, Oakland. Californians United for…



Cancel AB 900 Postcards are in!

The postcards are here and, along with them, a great opportunity to urge our elected officials to stop the biggest prison construction project in the history of the world by eliminating funding for more prisons and jails in this year’s state budget.  The postcards also offer a great opportunity to talk to lots of people…