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Tweet your support to reduce the prison population today!

#BringOurEldersHome Supporter, Tomorrow is the big day! On Tuesday, April 7th, all of CURB’s sponsored bills will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees. We trust that our legislators will make the right decisions on our behalf but, every now and again, we all need a little encouragement. Let California legislators know…



We're off to the State Capitol!

  Dear Supporter, All of CURB’s sponsored bills, including AB 512, will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees next week on April 7th. We are working hard to get them passed, but we need your support – by attendance or tweets – in the process! Please join us at the State…



Forced to fight in the SF Jail? Stop the jail plan NOW!

Supporter, Thank you for standing with us this month as we packed the room and demanded answers from the Department of Works and the Sheriff’s Department. Last week horrific story on prisoner abuse in SF County Jail surfaced, reinforcing what we already knew – SF County Jail is not a safe, therapeutic, or healthy place for any…



A durable and sustainable plan: Reducing corrections spending in California

March 26, 2015 by Diana Zuñiga The month of March marked the beginning of state budget hearings that will set next year’s fiscal priorities for the welfare of Californians. The first version of the state budget shows no clear plan to provide adequate relief for people living in poverty, fails to make restorative investments to…



Stone bill aims to decrease recidivism

By Jason Hoppin in the Monterey County Herald on 02/23/15 Sacramento – With an eye on reducing the population in California’s overcrowded prisons, Assemblymember Mark Stone on Monday announced a new bill that could triple early-release credits for some inmates. If passed into law, AB 512 would increase the credits inmates can earn for participating in rehabilitative programs, such as…



Act Now: The Police Auditorium is No Place for a Community Meeting

We are reaching out with an urgent request for your support in our ongoing struggle to crush San Francisco’s plans for a new replacement jail. We have recently found out that there is an opportunity for public input on the proposed jail plan and wanted to make sure that as many people know about it as possible.…



SF: Turn Up Tomorrow, Feb. 10 For Your Trans Sisters!

Taja de Jesus was stabbed to death on the streets of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood on February 1, 2015. Taja is the fourth known trans* woman of color to be violently murdered in California in the last four months and the fifth in the United States in 2015. We recognize this epidemic of violence as…



Stop us from organizing at the Santa Cruz jail? We say no way!

Only three days after hundreds of people attended the Cages Kill – Freedom Rally, the Sheriff along with other County bureaucrats have proposed an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor to be within “designated security perimeters” around the jail. Sign here to say: No Way! This is a deliberate attempt to stop us from…



Report Released on State Funding Options for LA Jail and Diversion: Advocates call for an immediate halt to new jail and more investment in services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 15th Press Contact:Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Department of Finance released their AB 1468 report (http://www.dof.ca.gov/budget/historical/2015-16/documents/AB-1468_Report-WEB.pdf), which   outlines four options for the state to assist Los Angeles County with its mental health infrastructure needs as it plans to replace Men’s Central…



Stop Expansion in Adelanto!

Dear Supporter, Sign the Petition Join us in Adelanto   This Wednesday, the new Adelanto City Council will discuss their plans to build more jails, and one of those facilities is supposedly for Los Angeles County jail overflow. But even LA officials are stating they do not want more jails! Last week, the L.A. Times…