Month: September 2014

Nov 4th: Locked Down, Locked Out – Bay Area Book Launch & Conversation

Please help spread the word… Join us November 4th, for conversation, snacks, beverages, contemplation and celebration, for the Bay Area launch of “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better“! Author Maya Schenwar will read from her book and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities — and…



You have until Oct. 6th!

  Dear Supporter, Jails are ruining the health and well being of our communities! The LA Chief Executive office says that the environmental review process will take place, but there are signs that old background documents are being used and reason for concern that the process may not include very important health hazards known to…



Environmental Hazards at Proposed Women's Jail Site!

Dear Supporter, Jails are ruining the health and well being of our communities! Last week, some of the Los Angeles No More Jails group attended the Initial Environmental Impact meeting and today some of us are at the Board of Supervisors to make sure they follow this process. We were alarmed to hear last week…



Catch Ruthie Gilmore in LA! Twice this week

Dear Supporter, Thursday, Sept. 25th: “Too Soon for Sorry: Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence” Friday/Saturday, Sept. 26/27: Justice on Trial Film Festival I’m thrilled to announce that Professor Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, is speaking at Pitzer College on September 25th!  Ruthie Gilmore is a founding member of CURB and also part of our National…



Community Members Raise Environmental Impact Concerns of Controversial Los Angeles Women’s Jail Build

For Immediate Release – Sept 17, 2014   MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931What: Public Environmental Impact Report and Scoping MeetingWhen: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 PMWhere: American Heroes Park – Community Room, 701 W. Kettering Ave., Lancaster.Who: Advocates, community leaders, and concerned citizens will be there for public comment. CURB’s Letter RE Initial Environmental…



Exposing a national crisis in Black mental health behind bars

Printed September 10, 2014 in the SF BayView by Mark-Anthony Johnson When Dr. Samuel Cartwright coined the term “drapetomania” in 1864, he advanced a historical agenda to secure Black subjugation in America. Cartwright’s diagnosis of the desire for freedom amongst enslaved Africans as a form of psychosis exposes two important realities about mental health in…



Thank You from #NoMoreJails

Dear Supporter, My name is Christina and I have been working with Los Angeles No More Jails (LANMJ) as a member of Critical Resistance LA for the past few months.  I am now taking the CURB Media Internship to help our Los Angeles crew persuade more Angelenos to stand up and speak out against jail…



Announcement – 2 Fall Anti-Prison Internships 

Fall 2014 Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has two exciting internships available in our Oakland or Los Angeles office.  We are looking for enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking candidates.  We are a statewide alliance of organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in…