Join LANMJ this Mother’s Day!

by Ivette Alé

As CURB and the LA No More Jails coalition continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County, we’re also uplifting our women and their families at our annual LANMJ Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, families were given the opportunity to share…



Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

by Ivette Alé

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state corrections increases $1.5 million for local community corrections…



#CABudget Battle: Stop CDCR Construction Plans!

by Ivette Alé

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…



SF: Take Action Against Jail Spending

by Ivette Alé

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…



One day to take action to expand credits!

by Ivette Alé

Dear Supporter, This budget cycle Initiate Justice, a member of CURB, worked to monitor the implementation of Proposition 57 and to demand a drastic expansion of earned time credits for people participating in positive programming. We need you to take action to support us today! Initiate Justice is a grassroots organization based in Oakland, California,…