Month: February 2014

Important Corrections Budget Hearings

CURB’s Policy Advocacy Committee will be mobilizing people to attend the following hearings. Please contact Emily at emily@curbprisonspendng.org or 510-435-1176 if you would like to join us!  Look out for more details soon. For the most update information or to watch the hearings live visit the Assembly and Senate Budget webpages. Please review the Legislative…



No More Jails Riverside Needs You

Dear Supporter, Across the country, communities faced with the problem of crowded jails and strained local finances have begun looking for ways to curb jail population growth. These communities have avoided jail construction without compromising community safety, and many have been successful in doing so by using a combination of system efficiency measures and carefully…



Attend the Justice Reinvestment Hearing in LA

  Dear Supporter,“The Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment’s goal will be real data-based, long-term solutions that will help us stop spending excessive money on prisons and allow us to focus more on investments that grow our economy and provide opportunity.”  Speaker Pérez said. Attend the next hearing in Los Angeles Hearing on Friday, February 28th. Bring your stories…



Broad Coalition Responds to 2 Years Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

Media Alert: Friday, February 18th 2014 Calls for California Leadership to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Sacramento: Pete Woiwode, CAP, 510-504-9552 – 10am outside the Governor’s Office Los Angeles: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 – 11am at Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 South Spring, St. LA San…



2 Year Extension Needs Your Voice

  Governor Brown: Make Real Changes! Sign on Today! Dear Supporter,This week the Federal Courts granted Governor Brown a 2 year extension to meet the court order to reduce the prison population. This could mark a time of unbelievable strides towards parole and sentencing reform or be a scary step towards the expansion of more…



Share this Thunderclap – Deadline: Monday, Feb. 17th at 12pm!

Hello all: Please share this Thunderclap on social media as a part of the response to the 2 year extension the court approved yesterday. We have until Monday, Feb. 17th at 12pm to get 100 supporters. Please start sharing! Share this URL to promote your Thunderclap: http://thndr.it/M8CWMR Thunderclap statement: “CA: Act NOW stop pri$on expan$ion,…



Live from the SHU Hearing…

From the Overflow Room Tune in NOW!   Dear Supporter,Today is a big day in Sacramento for everyone that has been seeking justice for our loved ones, we’ve got a full house at the hearing!  I stand with family members, advocates, and organizers throughout the state to make sure that the voice of our loved ones…



CURB on Today's Court Ruling to Grant a 2 Year Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10th 2014 CONTACT: Emily Harris: 248-330-0758 or emily@curbprisonspending.org ATTACHED: Today’s Court Order and Opinion Statement by Diana Zuñiga, Field Organizer for Californians United for a Responsible Budget, on today’s court order on the State’s overcrowded prisons: “This morning, the Court granted the State of California a 2-year extension to reduce prison overcrowding in the state.…



Legislators: Attend the SHU Hearing!

We need your help, to make sure the elected officials that are responsible for setting prison policy show up at next Tuesday’s hearing on solitary confinement. In July of last year 30,000 prisoners across California went on hunger strike in protest of the torture of solitary confinement and other egregious living conditions. In the face of horrendous…