by Ivette Alé
Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis.
Among the alarming moves, the budget:
- increases $500 million for state corrections
- increases $1.5 million for local community corrections
- refurbishes or replaces the 12 Oldest Prisons in California
We need to make Californianas aware of this irresponsible, harmful budget and press our legislature to pass important legislation and implement Prop. 57 as voters intended. Our legislature can still show Gov. Brown that we won’t accept his continued prioritization of imprisonment.
With heightened federal pressure, we need to protect California’s most vulnerable populations by reducing spending on corrections and incarceration now more than ever.
Amber-Rose Howard, Statewide Co-Coordinator
Californians United for a Responsible Budget