Month: February 2016

Oppose toxic women's jail, deadline March 2nd!

Dear Supporter, LA County is still trying to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster, despite years of protests and testimony by grassroots community, women’s and other organizations opposing its construction. And countless first hand accounts of the human rights violations that women locked up have shared.  Please submit public comment against the new jail now!…



An update on our Sacramento work

It’s shaping up to be a big year in the state capital! I wanted to send an update on some of our priority efforts so you and your loved ones can start plugging in. We’re counting on CURB’s powerful network — both outside and inside prison walls — to convince decision-makers that they must support communities…



State Analyst Follows Community Demands, Says No to $250 Million for Jail Expansion

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 24, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen – Californians United for a Responsible Budget lizzie@curbprisonspending.org 510.435.1176 Yesterday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office released its assessment of the Governor’s budget proposal for corrections spending in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, reaffirming community appeals not to divert another $250 million to jail expansion.…



Feb. 19: Speak out against poverty in LA!

Dear Supporter, Come make your voice heard this Friday, Feb. 19 from 10am-12pm at at the Statewide Hearing on Poverty and the Real Economy. The event will be held at SEIU at 1545 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. Elected officials from the state Assembly and Senate will be there, providing an important opportunity for those who can’t go…



LA Jail Fight Wins Comment Period Extension!

Dear Supporter, We were able to win more time to coment on the environmental implications of the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster. Will you send a comment today?  Through our strong organizing, LANMJ’s won an extension of the public comment period holding the County accountable to translating its Environmental Impact Report summary in Spanish and…



Webinar: How San Francisco Stopped a New Jail

Webinar: How San Francisco Stopped a New Jail Join CURB on Thursday, February 18, from 12pm-1pm (PT) for a webinar about how the No New SF Jail Coalition stopped San Francisco’s proposed new jail, and learn valuable lessons on how to stop a jail in your town! Since early 2013, CURB members and allies have…