Month: December 2013

What Will You Build in 2014?

Dear Supporter: THANK YOU for building communities not jails with us in 2013. CURB will continue building a movement against prison and jail expansion in 2014 beginning with major actions in January. But we need your help. We are $414 away from our holiday fundraising goal. Making a donation to CURB by midnight tonight will…



Time is running out for your dollar-for-dollar year-end match

Challenging California’s massive prison system requires a big plan – and the capacity to realize it.  CURB’s work connects and strengthens critical fights waged by organizations across the state. Between today and tomorrow you have an opportunity to double your impact and change California’s political landscape, erasing the prison designs and creating a blueprint for…



Double your impact

It truly takes a village to keep up this work and there’s no better time to give than during this match. We’re so proud to stand alongside CURB.



3 Ways To Keep Up Our Work

Dear Supporter, Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections recommended that several counties receive jail construction funding, however, Los Angeles was not on the list. Los Angeles County had applied for $80 million in state money to construct a “reentry/step down facility”. Yes, this is on top of the $100 million they were…



California Ships Prisoners Out of State to "Reduce" Its Prison Population

“California has ever-lengthening sentences,” she noted. “Expanding prison capacity doesn’t address this. Keep in mind, it’s not just building, but also the cost of running these prisons. The only way for California to get a handle on its ever-growing population is to take a hard look at who’s in prison and who could safely program in the community. That means looking at sentence lengths, good-time credits, etc., but the political reality in our state is that politicians aren’t making the hard choices that would ultimately benefit California financially and safely. They just keep heaping on more Tough-on-Crime policies.”



This year has brought us…

Yesterday, the dedicated work of CURB and our members brought advocates, organizers, formerly incarcerated people and many others to Sacramento with a unified, loud demand: No More Jails!