Month: March 2015

Forced to fight in the SF Jail? Stop the jail plan NOW!

Supporter, Thank you for standing with us this month as we packed the room and demanded answers from the Department of Works and the Sheriff’s Department. Last week horrific story on prisoner abuse in SF County Jail surfaced, reinforcing what we already knew – SF County Jail is not a safe, therapeutic, or healthy place for any…



A durable and sustainable plan: Reducing corrections spending in California

March 26, 2015 by Diana Zuñiga The month of March marked the beginning of state budget hearings that will set next year’s fiscal priorities for the welfare of Californians. The first version of the state budget shows no clear plan to provide adequate relief for people living in poverty, fails to make restorative investments to…



Catching you up on the Budget Battle

      Dear Supporter, These past few weeks have been very busy in the capital. Many of our members have gone to budget hearings and have witnessed our elected officials questioning the increase in corrections spending and asking for a durable, sustainable solution. We have part of the solution here! We knew that the…



Celebrate International Women's Day!

  Dear Supporter,This year’s International Women’s Day is honoring the fundamental work of mothers and other caregivers in the home, on the land and in the community. We will discuss the contributions women have led in the fight against poverty, prisons, and war! And envision true opportunities for our communities. Join us this Saturday as we introduce a…



California Budget Battle Begins – Millions for Prisons?

Dear Supporter, The budget battle is in session! And for people who support reducing the prison population and investing our resources into smart alternatives this is our year. Today’s action is the first in a series from CURB on the California Budget Battle! In January, the proposed budget was released and, if you remember, there continues to…



Reminder: Let's Pack the Room Today!

Supporter, Let’s pack the house today and show how strong San Francisco’s opposition is to this controversial replacement jail proposal. 12:00pm-2:00pm: Capital Planning Committee Meeting in City Hall.  at 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, SF. This committee is voting on keeping the jail plan in the 10 year Capital Plan. We need anyone who can speak out against the…