Month: March 2013

L.A. Residents Plan a Healthier and Safer City

For Immediate Release – March 29th, 2013 Free participatory workshop in Inglewood this Saturday Contact: Diana Zuñiga Diana@curbprisonspending.org 213-864-8931 Los Angeles – Residents of Los Angeles County will gather to plan what would make their neighborhoods healthier and safer in an innovative workshop to be held this Saturday, March 30 from 2-7 pm at Chuco’s…



Advocates, Activists Plan to Send Strong Message to Top Corrections Brass during Major Prison Crisis Conference

For Immediate Release–March 21, 2013 Crowding at Women’s Prisons Remains Key Issue Press Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510 517 6612 What: Rally When: Friday March 22, 8:30 am Where: California State Building, 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco San Francisco—  Formerly incarcerated people and prisoner advocates plan on voicing their…



San Mateo jail: If land is too toxic for housing, how can a jail go there?

By Manuel La Fontaine and Isaac Lev Szmonko Special to the Mercury News Last week the aptly named Chemical Way was cleaned of decades of toxic chemical residue, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. The site of the proposed new jail was so permeated by volatile organic compounds that the Department of Toxic…



LA No More Jails Rally and Press Conference

JOIN US TUESDAY TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THE LA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO STOP THE LA JAIL EXPANSION Tuesday, March 12th 9am Rally 10am Press Conference Where:  Steps at 500 W. Temple, Los Angeles Questions? Contact Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931– diana@curbprisonspending.org   These next few weeks will be a critical time for Angelino’s to…



Women's Survival is Focus of International Women's Day Events in Los Angeles

Media Alert – March 8th Women’s Survival is Focus of International Women’s Day Events in Los Angeles What: International Women’s Day Event When:  Saturday, March 9, 10:30am Where: Outside the Downtown Jail, 441 Bauchet St LA 90012 Contact: Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out 562-833-8035 Nancy Berlin, Alexandria House 323-422-2830 Margaret Prescod, Women of Color…



Los Angeles Residents Continue to Demand Cancellation of Massive Jail Project

For Immediate Release – March 4th, 2013 Los Angeles Residents Continue to Demand Cancellation of Massive Jail Project, Push for Community Based Alternatives Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 On Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 am the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will receive a status report on the County’s implementation…