Month: April 2017

#CABudget Battle: Stop CDCR Construction Plans!

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CURB and member organizations are continuing to put pressure on the budget committees to fully implement Prop. 57 with our full recommendations in mind. They are listening and they are feeling the pressure.  Tomorrow, April 26th, the Senate Budget Committee will be discussing CDCR’s Capital Outlay Plan which includes the conversion of Pelican Bay into Level…



#CABudget Battle: Prop.57 Assembly Hearing TODAY!

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Last week about 30 Initiate Justice and CURB members came out to the Prop 57 Hearing in the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety. CDCR showed up to present their budget request for Prop 57 implementation, and we showed up to represent incarcerated people and their families! Members of Initiate Justice, CURB, Essie Justice Group,…



#CABudget Battle: Let’s keep the pressure on!

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Thanks to those of you that took action to let the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to know that we will continue to fight to bring our loved ones home. Our next action to expand earned time credits and impact the emergency regulations is focused on the #CABudget process. On Thursday, the Senate…



Excited to be a part of the CURB team!

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Dear Supporter, My name is Amber Rose Howard and you are all welcomed to call me by my first name, Amber Rose. I am very excited to serve as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator alongside Ivette Alé. I am looking forward to getting to know each of our members and would also like for you all to…



Stand in Solidarity with those on Hunger Strike!

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On April 13, 2017 incarcerated people inside the Robert Presley Detention Center will begin a hunger strike for the purpose of raising awareness of jail conditions and changing many of those same conditions. This will be a peaceful protest in the form of an organized hunger strike that will begin at breakfast on April 13,…



SF: Take Action Against Jail Spending

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The fight to stop jail expansion in San Francisco continues. Tomorrow, Thursday April 6th, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Sub-Committee will vote again on authorizing Sheriff Hennessy’s application for state renovation funds for County Jail 2 (Seventh Street). The proposal is currently being vetted at a state level, and if approved, will come back…