DO NOT SUPPORT the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act

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California is facing a serious threat to the years of progress our state has made toward fixing the state’s broken criminal justice system. A new ballot initiative, the “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act” will increase taxpayer spending on prisons, increase incarceration rates, and roll-back important reforms achieved in the last decade. This measure,…



#RISE Act and Fair & Just Sentencing Act Head to Senate Appropriations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April, 4 2018   California Committee Passes Bill to Reduce Sentences for Prior Felony Convictions Bills Amend Sentencing Enhancements Aimed At People with Prior Convictions Bills Now Head to the Senate Appropriations Committee CONTACT: Eunisses Hernandez, Euhernandez@drugpolicy.org, 213-226-6426 Sacramento, CA —Today, the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bills…



Community Applauds Governor Brown’s Historic Easter Commutations and Pardons, 7 people with LWOP Sentences Among Them

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  Community Applauds Governor Brown’s Historic Easter Commutations and Pardons, 7 people with LWOP Sentences Among Them   Contacts: Deirdre Wilson, CCWP wildeirdre@gmail.com 415-255-7036 ext. 4   Amber-Rose Howard, CURB amberrose@curbprisonspending.org (909) 717-8520   The California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and the Californians United for a Responsible Budget Coalition (CURB) applaud Governor Brown for…



CURB is looking for Interns!

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We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for three interns to join our team!  CURB offers internships in the following three areas: Advocacy, Media and Communications and Development. Our internships provide the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. Working directly with the Statewide…



A Show of Force!

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Over the last decade, the CURB coalition and our members have successfully stopped millions of dollars in jail expansion across the state of California. In the Bay Area, the No New SF Jail Coalition defeated a proposed jail in San Francisco and continues to fight for jail closure. The Decarcerate Alameda County coalition has been a powerful voice against…



The Sweetest Victory

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The sweetest victory this year was the passage of the RISE Act and it couldn’t have happened without you. After years of developing a solid policy, organizing over 100 organizations, educating elected officials on the harms of the drug war, and the bill stalling last year — we did it! Together we passed the biggest…



Reclaim, Reimagine and Reinvest: An Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget

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Justice LA, The Center for Popular Democracy and Law 4 Black Lives Release Critical Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget While the Sheriff’s and Probation Department budgets have soared, housing, mental health care and other vital resources have been funded at mere cents to the dollar. CURB and the Justice LA coalition know that true public…



RISE Act Fact Sheet

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What the passage of SB 180 (the RISE Act) means On October 11th, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 180 (Mitchell) into law. What does the RISE Act do? SB 180, by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), repeals the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions (HSC §11370.2), with the exception of prior convictions involving a…



It’s #GivingTuesday! Support CURB Today!

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Today is #GivingTuesday and CURB needs your support! You know what keeps our communities safe – good schools for our young people, community-based health care, employment with a living wage, affordable housing … Shifting $11.4 BILLION away from incarceration would go a long way in restoring the social safety net in California.  Your donation to…



Support CURB on #GivingTuesday !

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Show your support for CURB’s transformative work on #GivingTuesday! CURB has had a year of major accomplishments thanks to your support! From the passing of the RISE Act, to the launch of the JusticeLA Campaign, the CURB coalition has made huge strides towards our collective liberation! But there is more work to be done! As we gear up…