Impacts of SB 1393 and SB 1497

by Ivette Alé

Thank you to everyone who was able to join one of our three calls to discuss the impacts of SB 1393 and SB 1497. It was great to learn from and build with everyone. We will continue to keep you posted as new information emerges. Below are notes from the calls, including answers to a…



Governor Brown Signs SB 1393!

by Ivette Alé

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1st, 2018 CONTACT: Eunisses Hernandez: 213-226-6426 Glenn Backes: 916-202-2538 California Governor Signs Major Sentencing Reform Law Allows Judges to Strike Five-Year Sentence Enhancement for Prior Serious Felony Convictions Sacramento, CA— Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1393, authored by State Senators Holly Mitchell (Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara…



Work with CURB! Seeking PT Development and Media Coordinator

by Ivette Alé

CURB is excited to announce that we are seeking a part-time Development and Media/Communications Coordinator to help support the work of our growing coalition! Please read full job posting here Applications Due Friday September 28th The Development and Media/ Communications Coordinator will support the development needs of the coalition in addition to providing media and…



California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions

by Amber Rose Howard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: September 1, 2018   Eunisses Hernandez: 213-226-6426, Glenn Backes: 916-202-2538 California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions Bill Now Heads to the Governor’s Desk Sacramento, CA — On August 31, 2018 the California Assembly voted to pass Senate Bill 1393, authored by…



Open Letter to Governor Brown

by Ivette Alé

Open Letter Governor Jerry Brown VETO SB10 Nearly 40 years ago, you decried the state of our criminal justice system, acknowledging that “thousands & thousands of people languish in the jails of this state even though they have been convicted of no crime.” You now face a decision, to sign into law a bill that…



⚠️ Stop #FakeBailReform Now! No On SB10!

by Ivette Alé

There is no question that California’s reliance on money bail is a predatory system that must be stopped.  Organizations across the state have been working towards proactive solutions to chip away at pre-trial imprisonment that targets poor people, Black people and other people of color, immigrants, homeless people, and people with mental health needs. Senator…



Help us Kill SB10!

by Ivette Alé

Help us kill SB10!  Call Senator Hertzberg, the author of the bill, and tell him “California deserves a stronger bail reform bill that will result in lasting positive changes for our residents. Pull SB 10 now so that we can do better next year.” Call Hertzberg’s Capitol Office – (916) 651-4018 Send and email to…



Action Alert: Keep SB1393 Alive!

by Ivette Alé

It’s time to turn up the heat for SB 1393 (Mitchell) – The Fair and Just Sentencing Reform Act of 2018! SB1393 will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee this Wednesday, August 15th starting at 9am- Room 4202. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Appropriations is the committee where bills go to die! This…



2018-19 Final CA State Corrections Budget

by Ivette Alé

Last Friday, June 29th Governor Brown released his final State Budget for 2018-19 (Budget Summary for Public Safety- Pages 57-70). Despite the passage of important legislation and voter initiatives in the last three years, resulting in significant reductions to the prison population, California’s capacity to operate and expand prisons is growing. With an increase of…