Month: September 2013

Speak Out: LA Approves Jail Expansion

Yesterday, in a 3-0 vote with 2 Supervisors abstaining the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors decided to enter into a contract with the City of Taft and transfer 512 LA County prisoners at a cost of $11 million dollars annually. A total of $10 million of the funding this year will come from unspent AB…



LA Board of Supervisors Vote on Taft Contract Tuesday, Sept. 24

Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved the use of fire camps increasing the jail capacity by 500 beds. This week, The Board of Supervisors will decide whether to approve expansion of capacity of the jails even further by 500 more beds and a spending of $20 million per year to lease a facility from…



Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum to be Held by LA No More Jails Coalition

For Immediate Release – September 13th, 2013 Contact: Diana Zuñiga, CURB 213-864-8931 or diana@curbprisonspending.org Event Details: FREE OUR SISTERS! Community Solutions Not Jail Construction Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 2 pm Art Share L.A. 801 E 4th Place Los Angeles, CA 90013 Los Angeles— CURB, Critical Resistance and LA No More Jails will hold a community event this Saturday, September…



No Budget Grab for Prisons! Urge the Assembly to Vote NO on SB 105!

The California State Assembly is about to vote on SB 105, aka billions for new prisons and jails for Californians.  More than that, they’re voting on our priorities: as a state, do we stand for our children, our future, and the common good? Or do we stand for punishment and racism? Click here to make…



Are you on Twitter? Send your message to the State Assembly today!

Click here to tweet about our new ad in the Sacramento Bee: 4000+ sign @sacbee_news ad against @JerryBrownGov @SpeakerPerez $715m prison expansion plan: http://bit.ly/1cPvGOb #StopCABudgetRaid $715m could fund education for ~90,000 California kids. Please don’t spend it to expand prisons! #StopCABudgetRaid Click to tweet at any of these Assembly members: @AssemblyDems, @AsmMarkStone, @JimmyGomezCA, @ChrisHoldenNews, or @BrianNestande   $715m could fund…



Pelican Bay Prisoners Suspend Historic Hunger Strike After 59 Days

  After 59 days on hunger strike, prisoners at Pelican Bay have suspended their peaceful protest.  Representatives of the Short Corridor Collective at Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit issued a statement this morning: In response to much sincere urging of loved ones, supporters, our attorneys and current and former state legislators, Tom Ammiano, Loni…



Any Delay in Shrinking the Prison System is a Plan to Expand It

by Isaac Lev Szmonko or Critical Resistance and Craig Gilmore of California Prison Moratorium Project Two bills that claim to address the Supreme Court Order to immediately reduce the prison population by 9,600 are moving rapidly through the California legislature. While these plans seem vastly different, they both explicitly seek to delay any moves to…