Month: January 2013

City of Chino Anti-Prison Expansion Action Wednesday!

As you might have heard, the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation is planning a controversial & massive expansion of the California Institute for Men in Chino. News stories report they intend to add as many as 3,000 more cells. Here are a couple of recent news stories about the project: Chino city officials up…



Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows

For Immediate Release – January 29th Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 Plans to build thousands of new prison cells in Chino have generated responses ranging from confusion to outrage in the Inland Empire and across the state. “California doesn’t need more prison cells, and…



Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Women’s Prison

MEDIA ALERT—January 26, 2013 Saturday Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Prison Overcrowding Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros – 510-517-6612 Photo and Interview opportunities: Los Angeles at 8:30 am Chuco’s Justice Center 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood CA 90302 Diana Zuniga, (213) 864-8931 Oakland at 10:30am MacArthur BART Station 555 40th St  Oakland, CA…



Fund a Seat on the Bus to Chowchilla!

In a little more than a week, hundreds of family members, activists, formerly imprisoned people, and students from every corner of the state are converging in Chowchilla, CA to protest the unconstitutional overcrowding in California’s women prisons and show our support for our loved ones inside who are struggling to survive.CURB member groups are all preparing to…



Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes

For Immediate Release – January 10th Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento CA – Gov. Brown’s 2013-14 budget, released this morning, echoes comments earlier this week that the administration has deserted plans to shrink California’s over-sized prison population, ignoring clear messages from…



Gov. Attempts to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding

For Immediate Release – January 8th Governor Asks Court to End Prison Population Reduction Requirement Makes Another Attempt to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding Contact:  Emily Harris Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento CA—Yesterday the State of California filed another response to the Federal Court order to reduce dangerous overcrowding in California’s prison, urging the…