STOP LA JAIL EXPANSION, SAVE LA COUNTY

This piece was originally posted on Ella’s Voice, the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. by Emily Harris on Dec 19, 2011 In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will…



Tell LA Supervisors NO Jail Expansion!

  STOP LA JAIL EXPANSION  SAVE LA COUNTY    In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to approve Sheriff Baca’s latest plan to rob LA: a new jail that will cost $2.66 billion dollars($1.4 billion to build and $1.26 billion in interest to bankers).  Let’s send…



Communities Continue Push for Prison and Jail Moratorium

For Immediate Release—December 9, 2011 Contact: Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget ph. 510 444 0484 California – On Monday December 12, people from communities across California will be paying lawmakers a visit to demand a moratorium on prison and jail expansion.  California’s massive prison system has become internationally notorious for its Supreme…



STOP THE PROPOSED $1.4 BILLION JAIL IN LA COUNTY

In January, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will scheduled a vote on whether LA should spend $1.4 BILLION to build more jail cells.  Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the plan would “consign the other vital services to second class status for two generations.” Today you can sign the petition, pass it on to your…



CURB Alliance Announces National Board of Advisors

Media Alert December, 6th 2011 Contact:    Isaac Ontiveros, 510-444-0484 Oakland – The statewide alliance Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), working to fight against prison and jail expansion in California today announced the launch of its first National Board of Advisors.  The inauguration of the Board comes at a time of potential for change…



Opinion: Is realignment an opportunity? If so, let’s not waste it on building costly jail beds.

Published by Capitol Weekly 11/23/11 November 17th’s “California’s Prison System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” conference, organized by Capitol Weekly and the University of California, brought together experts, advocates, and law enforcement and highlighted the devastating impacts of the expansion of California’s prison system and consequent shift in state spending on education and…



$600 Million More for Jails; $600 Million Less for Education and Health

For Immediate Release-November 17, 2011 Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget Office:510.444.0484 Oakland CA- On Wednesday, California’s Legislative Analyst Office released grim news about the State’s financial health.  The nonpartisan office projects a $13 billion deficit for 2012, and $3.7 billion revenue shortfall that could trigger at least $2 billion in service…



Fighting to Win Against Jail Expansion

Click Here for CURB’s “Budget For Humanity”which outlines CURB’s demands to: 1. Stop All Prison and Jail Construction 2. Reduce Overcrowding and Release Our tax Dollars 3. Stop The Cuts and Invest In Our Future Click Here for CURB’s “Realignment Report Card” Want to learn more? Click here for a radio interview on KALW about…



California Needs to Fund Public Education and Social Services, Not Prisons

Originally published on 14 November 2011 by the California Progress Report. By Amy Vanderwarker, Critical Resistance and Matt Haney, University of California Students Association Last Wednesday night, more than one thousand students and campus workers at University of California Berkeley held a day of action protesting budget cuts and fee increases to build momentum toward…