Month: October 2013

3 Ways to Fight Jail Expansion in Orange County!

Did you know the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to seek $80 million in state funding to expand the James L. Musick jail between Irvine and Lake Forest?  My name is Jennifer Alvarez and I am a senior at the University of California Irvine, studying Public Health Science with a focus on…



4 Ways to Stop Jail Expansion in Santa Cruz!

My name is Tash Nguyen and I’m a student at UC Santa Cruz with a deep commitment to building strong communities and alternatives to incarceration. I’m also grassroots organizer with Sin Barras ‘without (prison) bars’ in spanish, a community-based group here in Santa Cruz that works to build coalitions to eradicate the prison industrial-complex. Our county is…



4 Ways to Fight Prison & Jail Expansion in San Diego!

My name is Susan Thorton-Zetino, as an educator in the San Diego community, I have seen cuts to education at all levels.  From academic and vocational classes at our community colleges and adult schools, cuts in programs in our elementary school districts, community centers closing, and hours of operation at our local libraries being reduced.…



Join the Fight Against Jail Expansion in LA!

Dear Supporter, My name is Sophia Vozniouk and I am an intern with CURB. Having watched loved ones go through the prison system, fighting jail and prison expansion is near and dear to my heart. I would like to share with you how you can get involved and join the fight here in Los Angeles.…



4 Ways to Fight Jail Expansion in Fresno!

  My name is Debbie Reyes and I’ve spent that last 10 years of my life fighting prison and jail expansion here in the Valle.  Today I want to share with you a few upcoming opportunities so you can join the fight here in Fresno. Fresno County Sherriff Mims is steamrolling a plans forward to…



LA Advocates Voice Disapproval of use of Realignment Funding for Jail Expansion

For Immediate Release—October 7, 2013 Contact: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 213-864-8931 Who:  CURB and LA No More Jails Coalition What: Press Conference and Speak Out When: 9am October 8, 2013 Where: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St., Los Angeles Los Angeles— The Board of Supervisors recently approved a long-term contract with the City of Taft,…



We need you to fill the room tomorrow!

    Come out tomorrow Call the Board Dear Supporter, Recently, the Board of Supervisors approved a long-term contract with the City of Taft, to use a recently vacated prison to house L.A. County prisoners. The use of realignment dollars, $10 million, to fund this jail expansion way out in Kern County is fiscally irresponsible…



Wednesday: Join SHU Hearings & Rally in Sacramento!

  Support the Strikers! Demand our Legislators attend the Oct. 9 hearing Dear Supporter, The prisoner-led movement to end solitary confinement continues. This Wednesday October 9th, is the first of several joint hearings hosted by the California Public Safety Committee’s to address conditions in the SHU. Help us make sure that this historic hearing is…



LA Supervisors, Step It Up

Watch the Video   Call the Board  Dear Supporter,The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has approved a mulit-year contract with the City of Taft for 512 jail beds with an $11 million dollar per year price tag. The outrageous thing about that is the first $10 million of that is coming from unused realignment funding.…



Mobilize Oct. 9: SHU Hearings Follow Prisoner Hunger Strike

  On September 5, the historic California prisoner hunger strike was suspended, after Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano agreed to hold legislative hearings to address conditions in the SHU. These hearings would not be happening if it were not for the pressure put on the legislature and media by people like you. Although the third hunger…