Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

by Ivette Alé

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins…



Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats

by Ivette Alé

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2017 Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento— This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 proposed budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.3 billion (2017-18),…



CURB is looking for a Statewide Organizer and Intern!

We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for a full-time Statewide Organizer in Los Angeles and a Development Intern to join our team! CURB is seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as its Statewide Organizer. The individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions,…



JAIL FIGHT GOING UP ON TUESDAY

We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care.  The Alameda Jail Fight…



How Will We Win in 2017?

Dear Friend, In 2016, we helped local coalitions prevent jail construction in Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco, and other counties. Our member network grew. On the state level, we co-sponsored legislation, the RISE Act, to repeal the three-year enhancement for drug priors. This work must continue next year to enhance the future for all Californians. …



May the power be with us

Greetings CURB Supporter, I am Nicole Powell, a former intern with CURB, and a current graduate student at Harvard University. As an intern with CURB, I learned specifically about how public policy, media communications, and relationship building can be used in the fight against jail and prison construction.  I experienced how CURB works on multiple…



Happy Holidays Supporters!

  Thank you for all of your support in 2016! Peace and love, Californians United For A Responsible Budget



Join freedom fighters throughout California!

Dear Supporter, Our coalition has a different vision for California, a vision rooted in liberation. We envision changes that will bring people home, dismantle systems of imprisonment, and support true community health and prosperity. With your support, we look forward to making this vision a reality. In 2016 we have grown stronger than ever. This year…



Will you fight for a stronger California?

Dear Supporter, It was another Tuesday, and the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors was meeting to decide on the next steps to construct the $3.7 billion jail plan. As I listened to the board discuss their plans to build more jails, I stood up and started leading the room to fill it with chants of “no…