Month: March 2014

San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately

For Immediate Release –March 29, 2014 San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Saturday, March 29th in Otay a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues,…



San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Wednesday, March 26th in San Diego a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues, criminal justice, and more will deliver a response letter to…



Stop the Donovan Prison Expansion

In San Diego we have been fighting against the proposals to expand Donovan State Prison for people with disabilities and mental health needs. We also recently heard that our state opened up a new medical facility this year in Stockton and stopped all prison admissions due to issues of medical neglect. Why build another 792…



CURB's New York Times Letter to the Editor

Jail Reform in California Printed in the New York Times on MARCH 16, 2014 To the Editor: We at CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget) welcome your call for a sentencing commission to propose desperately needed sentencing reform here in California (“A Sentencing Commission for California,” editorial, March 10). Our coalition works to curb…



Saturday: Ending Mass Incarceration Through Justice Reinvestment

Dear Supporter, Two CURB member groups the California Prison Moratorium Project and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights are joining forces with a series of Valley organizations to host a special event in Fresno this Saturday, we hope to see you there! Join advocates, students, & community members for a panel discussion followed by breakout…



TOMORROW: International Women's Day Event

Dear Supporter,This year’s International Women’s Day is honoring the contribution of women to the survival and wellbeing of Los Angeles, Southern California and the world. A special honoring of California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) will be part of the event. We invite you to gather with us to celebrate the work that CFASC has…



The California Budget Battle Begins

A lot is at stake this budget session for people who support reducing the prison population and investing our resources into smart & humane alternatives. Today’s email is the first in a series from CURB on the California Budget Battle! In January, the proposed budget was released and as you’ll remember from our summary: Gov. Brown’s Budget: The…



Stop sending our loved ones to other counties!

Dear Supporter, Did you hear? Assemblymember Mark Stone of Monterey has recently introduced a policy that would allowcounties to continue to transfer prisons to other county jails. Since I heard the news, I have been working with local organizations in the Monterey Bay area to let the Assemblymember and the Legislature know that we do NOT support…