Category: Regular Content

Join us in a Forum to Build Community Power

Dear Supporter, We in the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition invite you to join us in a community forum to build grassroots power against Alameda County’s $54 million mental health jail project. We believe that this money should instead be spent prioritizing community-based mental health treatment not more incarceration capacity at the Santa Rita Jail. Will…



Racial Justice Bill on Sentencing Falls Short on Close Vote in CA State Senate

For immediate release – April 25, 2016 Contact: Glenn Backes 916-202-2538 Reconsideration Granted – Needs 3 More Votes to Pass Sacramento—A bill to repeal ineffective and costly sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions fell short of the votes needed to pass the California State Senate today.  It is eligible to be brought up again for consideration in…



San Francisco Sheriff Hennessy Rejects BSCC Money for New Jail, Commits to Re-envisioning Justice with help of Community Advocates

For Immediate Release – Thursday March 24, 2016 Press Contact: Lily Fahsi-Haskell – lily@criticalresistance.org, 9123985641 Critical Resistance, a member organization of the No New SF Jail Coalition SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday Sheriff Vicki Hennessy wrote to the Board of State and Community Corrections to rescind San Francisco’s application for jail funding under SB 863, writing…



Come and make art with LA No More Jails!

Dear Supporter, This weekend we wanted to invite you to an Art Making Party organizing by the Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition. Will you come make art with us on Saturday?  You’ll also get a chance to get up to speed on where things are at with the jail fight and find more ways you…



LA: Honor women with services, not a new jail!

Dear Supporter, As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we must urge Los Angeles County to honor women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in our community with financial and program support for services — not to spend critical taxpayer dollars to construct a new women’s jail. In L.A. County, women are jailed…



Build a California we can all be proud of!

Sometimes, what needs to happen in the Capitol in Sacramento is just too obvious. Tomorrow is one of those days. On March 9th, California Partnership and California for SSI will be at a hearing demanding an investment in the vital anti-poverty program that provides income for people who are blind, seniors, or living with disabilities.…



SF's sneaky backroom maneuvering to push for jail build

Dear Supporter, In December, we celebrated an enormous victory when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected plans for a new jail. But last week, on the deadline for officially returning state financing for the jail, we were shocked to learn that San Francisco city officials had covertly requested a 180-day extension for their…



Oppose toxic women's jail, deadline March 2nd!

Dear Supporter, LA County is still trying to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster, despite years of protests and testimony by grassroots community, women’s and other organizations opposing its construction. And countless first hand accounts of the human rights violations that women locked up have shared.  Please submit public comment against the new jail now!…



An update on our Sacramento work

It’s shaping up to be a big year in the state capital! I wanted to send an update on some of our priority efforts so you and your loved ones can start plugging in. We’re counting on CURB’s powerful network — both outside and inside prison walls — to convince decision-makers that they must support communities…



State Analyst Follows Community Demands, Says No to $250 Million for Jail Expansion

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 24, 2015 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen – Californians United for a Responsible Budget lizzie@curbprisonspending.org 510.435.1176 Yesterday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office released its assessment of the Governor’s budget proposal for corrections spending in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, reaffirming community appeals not to divert another $250 million to jail expansion.…