Month: January 2016

Rally Against the Torture of Prisoners – Feb. 1st!

Dear Supporter: As of February 1st, it will be 181 days that the men in Pelican Bay SHU have been tortured by sleep deprivation. For six months the men have been awakened every 30 minutes, 48 times per day, due to so-called “security/welfare checks” by guards. “…they’re killing us with these Guard One/Welfare Checks…I don’t…



CURB is looking for two new interns!

Dear Supporter, We’re excited to announce that CURB is looking for a Development Intern and a Media and Communications Intern to join our team! These internships offer the opportunity for new members to gain experience in outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work, while working alongside an amazing group…



Tell state officials: Prop 47 savings belong in communities!

Dear Supporter, In October, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) held its first of seven public meetings on the implementation of Prop 47 and how communities want to invest the savings. The next four public meetings have been scheduled in Fresno, San Bernardino, LA and San Diego, and they need to hear from you!…



CURB responds to CDCR's new master plan: “A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system"

Press contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget lizzie@curbprisonspending.org 510-435-1176 Yesterday evening, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released “An Update to the Future of California Corrections,” an update to the department’s master plan from 2012.  CURB’s Lizzie Buchen released the following statement in response to the plan: “This report reveals the…



Governor reneges on promise for sustainable prison population reduction, funds new jail construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 7, 2016 Governor reneges on promise for sustainable prison population reduction, funds new jail construction Press contact: Lizzie Buchen – 510-435-1176, lizzie@curbprisonspending.org Sacramento – Despite years of promises to find a long-term solution to California’s prison crisis, Gov. Brown’s 2016-17 budget projects future prison population growth, extends the use of…



Jails are Environmentally Toxic – 500 letters in 5 days!

Dear Supporter, Los Angeles is back and ready to continue the fight against the $2.3 billion jail plan.  Right now we are focused on getting 500 letters submitted to opposed the proposed women’s jail on that grounds that it is environmentally toxic. Will you help us get 500 letters in today? Just a bit of…