Month: May 2013

Stop the New Women's Jail in LA County NOW

Individuals: Sign Here! Organizations: Sign Here! Dear Supporter, We write on behalf of thousands of Los Angeles women and transgender people, mostly impoverished, mostly people of color, and many of whom are immigrants, to ask for your help in opposing a new women’s jail. We need 500 Angelenos to sign our petition TODAY! You likely…



Jail Opponents Take Fight to Castaic

For Immediate Release—May 17, 2013 Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros, 510.5177.6612 Who: Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition What:  Protest When: Saturday May 18.  12:00–1:00pm Where: Pitchess Detention Center—North Facility, intersection of The Old Road and Biscailuz Drive, Castaic, CA Los Angeles—Members of the Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition are taking their fight against the expansion of…



California Prison Experts Weigh in on Governor's May Budget Revise

MEDIA ADVISORY – MAY 16, 2013 CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, 213-864-8931 What: Press Conference Call.  1-646-307-1300  Code: 8789260 When: Thursday, May 16 2013 at 9:30am. Prisoner Rights Activists and Experts respond to the Governor’s May Budget Revise.   Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget. Speakers will include Debbie Reyes of the California Prison Moratorium Project, Courtney Hooks of Justice Now, Diana Zuñiga of…



California Prison Experts Blast Governor's May Budget Revise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 14, 2013 Demand Stronger Population Reduction Strategies and No Prison Expansion CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, 213-864-8931 Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget. Speakers will include Debbie Reyes of the California Prison Moratorium Project, Courtney Hooks of Justice Now, Diana Zuñiga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Vanessa Aramayo of California…



California Prison Experts Blast Governor's Response to Court Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 3, 2013 Demand Stronger Population Reduction Strategies and No Prison Expansion CONTACT:  Emily Harris, 510-435-1176 (Available Friday morning, May 3rd at 7:30am for comment) Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget. Speakers will include Misty Rojo of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Roger White of Critical Resistance, Vanessa Nelson…



CURB Prison Population Reduction Plan

CURB is a statewide alliance of over 50 organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in California. In response to the Ninth District Federal Judges ruling requiring the Administration to put together a plan to reduce the prison population by 9,000 before December 31,…



Prisoner Advocates Rally at SF State Building in Anticipation of Governor's Response to Court Order

MEDIA ADVISORY – MAY 2, 2013 CONTACT:        Isaac Ontiveros – 510-517-6612 When: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:00pm Where: San Francisco State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue (between Larkin St & Polk St) San Francisco–In anticipation of the the release of Governor Brown’s court-ordered plan to reduce the state’s prison population, family members, advocates and former prisoners are gathering at the…