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CURB's Decarceration Report Card: #AllJailsAreFails!

Dear Supporter, For the past three years, CURB has released an annual report card grading California counties on whether they’re reducing the number of people incarcerated and investing in community solutions, or whether they’re building new jails. This year, for the first time, every county received a failing score. It’s been four years since realignment…



Victory in Sacramento! Brown signed SB 219!

Dear Supporter, On Sunday, we celebrated a major victory for incarcerated people and their families: Governor Brown signed SB 219, a bill co-sponsored by CURB and Justice Now that will expand access to the Alternative Custody Program! We couldn’t have done it without you.  Your letters, emails, phone calls, and tweets sent a clear message…



Tuesday – County to Vote on Jail Expansion!

Take Action Here! Dear Supporter, FAME has joined the City of Richmond and a wide array of health, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, to protest the Contra Costa County sheriff’s plan to construct a new $89 million expansion, adding 418 beds. It’s a critical time to stand up against mass incarceration as the Contra Costa County Board…



More Construction or Community Solutions?

             Share on facebook and twitter! Dear Supporter, My name is Diana Valenzuela and I am interning with CURB this summer to support media work. Last week I went to my first LA Board of Supervisors meeting and there were so many moving pieces around the jail plan that it was hard to…



To End Prisoner Deaths in SF Jail, We Need #NoNewSFJail

Supporter, This week we’re deeply saddnened to hear that a third person has died in the San Francisco County Jail this year: Alberto Carlos Petrolino died on July 27, following Alvin Haynes in January and David Perry in March. Say NO to a New Jail in SF! #NoMoreJails Petrolino’s death is being ruled as a “suicide” yet…



What would you build with $2 billion?

             Share on facebook and twitter! Dear Supporter, This week our county decision makers got into a heated debate over Civilian Oversight power. The discussion was focused on subpoena power and community representation with no final decision made. There is still a lot of room for public pressure to create a Commission with teeth.…



Supporter, we need you these next 2 weeks!

Dear Supporter, The county is making some really important decisions in the next two weeks and we need you to be present. After a year-long process, the Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations regarding the size, scope, mission, and powers a Civilian Oversigt Commission can have. On Tuesday, we need to pack the room! DPN…



Stop SF from Funding $80 million for New Jail

Dear Supporter, Last week’s strong mobilizations left a big impression on the Board of Supervisors whose votes will be crucial in stopping the proposed SF jail this Tuesday. We thank you for continuing to stand with us and now we need to go all out to stop the jail tomorrow! City Hall is voting to approve…



Only 7 sustainers to go!

Dear Supporter: This mid-year fundraiser is already off to an amazing start thanks to the generosity of so many of our supporters that contribute to the sustainability of our amazing coalition. Our grassroots organizing efforts are mirroring that dedication. In the past few weeks, our people power suspended the LA jail plan for 45 days,…



Get Behind CURB – In the Spirit of Hope

Just the other day, I was out in the dayroom hoping to get a chance to use the phone to call my family. It’s always crowded, filled with noise and frustration bouncing off the steel and concrete that surrounds us on all sides. Even after 35 years of this, it remains a jarring experience. On…