Month: June 2013

Advocates Call for CHCF To Be Last Prison or Jail Built in CA

For Immediate Release – June 24, 2013 Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (510-435-1176)Stockton: Advocates will demonstrate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $900 million California Health Care Facility prison in Stockton tomorrow to call for an end to prison expansion in the state. The ceremony will take place at the new facility off of highway 99, Tuesday, June…



Community Leaders Object to Secret San Francisco Jail Construction Plan

Media Advisory – June 24th When: Monday, June 24th from 2pm-4pm What: Community Leaders will gather and testify in protest at the Community Corrections Partnership meeting where Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will going public for the first time about his plans to build a new $240 million jail. At today’s meeting the Sheriff is seeking the…



Californians Praise Court Order to Immediately Reduce Prison Population

For Immediate Release – June 20th Call for Legislature to Cancel Planned Prison Expansion and Step Up to the Plate on Sentencing Reform Contact: Emily Harris, 510-435-1176 Sacramento – Earlier today, Governor Brown was ordered by the Federal 3 Judge Panel to immediately reduce the prison population to 137.5% of design capacity.  After the filing of an incomplete…



Advocates Question California's New Prisons Chief

For Immediate Release – June 18th Beard’s track record on prison expansion and overcrowding in PA cause for concern Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento – Tomorrow the Senate Rules Committee will hold a confirmation hearing in room 113 at 1:30pm for acting California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation secretary Jeffery Beard. Advocates, experts…