Month: August 2015

Jail-building frenzy: Alameda County, too?

Dear Supporter, Just days ago, we learned that Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern submitted an application to the state for $80 million dollars of jail construction funds. The Board of Supervisors quietly authorized this move at the end of June, in an apparent effort to avoid the attention and opposition that has risen against new jail plans…



LA No More Jails Coalition Demands Investment in Alternatives and an Immediate Halt to the Proposed Women’s Jail

MEDIA CONTACTS: Diana Zuniga—(213) 864-8931, Californians United for a Responsible Budget What: Press Conference Where: Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 When: Tuesday, September 1st, 9:00 AM Who: Californians United for a Responsible Budget; Critical Resistance Los Angeles; Dignity and Power Now; Global Women’s Strike; LA No More Jails Coalition; Youth Justice Coalition; Los Angeles Community…



Diversion, not a new women's jail!

Dear Supporter, Thank you for taking action against the massive jail plan and for investment in alternatives that we know will support a strong Los Angeles. Late last week we saw that there is a package of motions that the board will be discussing on Tuesday which includes the massive jail plan, the creation of an Office of…



Thunderclap done, now let's get 200 letters in!

Dear Supporter, Thank you to all of those that signed up for our thunderclap. We were able to get 100 people signed up in only three days! After taking an illegal vote earlier this month, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will meet to re-vote, this Tuesday, on whether to approve a 2 billion dollar jail…



Thunderclap our message!

Dear Supporter, Last week the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, with a surprise and illegal vote, took one step forward and two more backwards when they voted to support the creation of an Office of Diversion and Reentry along with the massive jail plan.  This week, after lots of public scrutiny, they decided to revisit the motion…



Welcome our new hire!

Join us on August 24th!   Dear Supporter, We are very excited and pleased to be welcoming Lizzie Buchen as our new Statewide Advocacy and Communications Co-Coordinator! Lizzie is currently the Communications and Policy Analyst for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. She has a wide range of great experience that includes training and supporting people…



Tuesday – County to Vote on Jail Expansion!

Take Action Here! Dear Supporter, FAME has joined the City of Richmond and a wide array of health, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, to protest the Contra Costa County sheriff’s plan to construct a new $89 million expansion, adding 418 beds. It’s a critical time to stand up against mass incarceration as the Contra Costa County Board…



For Immediate Release: No More Jails Action on Tuesday, 8/11/15

Contacts: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) Diana@curbprisonspending.org / 213-864-8931 Kim McGill, Youth Justice Coalition / kim@youth4justice.org / 323-327-1259 On the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Community Organizations, People Who Have Been Detained in County Jails, and Our Families and Loved ones will Gather to Push the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to support creation of…



More Construction or Community Solutions?

             Share on facebook and twitter! Dear Supporter, My name is Diana Valenzuela and I am interning with CURB this summer to support media work. Last week I went to my first LA Board of Supervisors meeting and there were so many moving pieces around the jail plan that it was hard to…



To End Prisoner Deaths in SF Jail, We Need #NoNewSFJail

Supporter, This week we’re deeply saddnened to hear that a third person has died in the San Francisco County Jail this year: Alberto Carlos Petrolino died on July 27, following Alvin Haynes in January and David Perry in March. Say NO to a New Jail in SF! #NoMoreJails Petrolino’s death is being ruled as a “suicide” yet…