Month: November 2015

Say NO to the proposed new SF jail!

Dear Supporter, It’s an all-hands-on-deck moment in San Francisco! Despite signifcant community opposition, the Mayor and his conservative allies are barrelling forward to approve a new maximum security jail. First, the Board of Supervisors waived the 30-day rule to rush the vote. Then, they denied a request from the Youth Commission to hold the hearings…



Webinar: A Mental Health Jail is an Oxymoron

  Please join CURB on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 12:00 pm PT, for a webinarabout a significant threat to the anti-incarceration movement: “carceral humanism.” Across the country, law enforcement departments are portraying themselves as service providers to justify the expansion of imprisonment and policing. By claiming new jails can improve treatment of incarcerated people, particularly those with…



Dear Supporter, As we prepare for the holiday season and move into 2016, we wanted to let you know how truly grateful we are that you are a part of CURB. Your support has kept us strong in our demands for no more jails or prisons!  With your commitment — and that of thousands of people…



Join us for a Community Justice Panel this weekend!

Dear Supporter, My name is Mary Sutton and I have been a life-long organizer with the LA No More Jails Coalition. This weekend I will be presenting the history of incarceration in the U.S., California and Los Angeles as a part of my work in the Urban Sustainability Program at Antioch. I am also organizing a Community Justice Panel of people…



Let's show Mayor Ed Lee what true innovation is

Dear Supporter, San Francisco is attempting to move forward with its proposal to divert hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into erecting a new maximum security jail. Today, an advisory committee took a significant step by recommending the use of funds for the project. Now, it’s in the Board of Supervisors’ hands. Thanks to your…



Sneaky business around the new San Francisco jail…

Dear Supporter, Things are moving fast around San Francisco’s disastrous plan to build a new maximum security jail. Yesterday, despite public outcry and denunciation, state officials awarded $80 million to San Francisco to finance the proposed $246 million jail. They know how loud and strong our opposition is. That’s why they’re trying to barrel ahead…



Community Nominates Formerly Incarcerated Leaders to Prop 47 Committee, as State Officials Vote on $500 Million for New Jails

For immediate release – November 12, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget lizzie@curbprisonspending.org, 510-435-1176 Twitter: @curbprisons #NoMoreJails #Prop47HealDontHurt #AllJailsAreFails Sacramento, CA — This morning, community members who have been fighting jail expansion across California will present state officials with their recommendations of formerly incarcerated leaders to guide the reinvestment of…



Community Members Across California Join in Solidarity Against Jail Construction

  SACRAMENTO, CA – Community leaders and members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) released the following statement representing counties throughout California that did not receive jail construction funding through SB 863. At the beginning of November a California state agency recommended distributing a half billion dollars to fund jail construction in 15 counties. Today, the…



Join us in Sacramento!

Dear Supporter, This Thursday, November 12, state officials will be making critical decisions that could entrench counties’ reliance on jails and imprisonment for decades to come. Join us in Sacramento to demand investments in communities, not cops and cages! At Thursday’s meeting, the Board of State and Community Corrections will decide whether to approve $500 million…



CURB responds to $500 million for new jail construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Lizzie@curbprisonspending.org 510-435-1176 SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, a California state agency recommended distributing a half billion dollars to fund jail construction in 15 counties. The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will have one final vote to officially approve…