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Drop LWOP- the time is now!

by Ivette Alé

Dear Supporter, Governor Brown has several bills on his desk that speak to California voters’ commitment to move away from punitive punishments and closer to community based car, as a model for public safety. Included in that stack of criminal justice reform legislation is SB 394 which moves to end life without the possibility of…



by Ivette Alé

Dear Supporter, Now is the time to turn up the pressure on our state assembly to pass SB 180, the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement (RISE) Act! SB 180 would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, with the exception of convictions involving a minor. Prosecutors have used sentence enhancements for prior drug convictions…



Fresno Clean Slate Event- Day 1

by Ivette Alé

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or None- Fresno and California Prison Moratorium Project Invite You to a CLEAN SLATE DAY! Have you ever been convicted of a felony, been detained in a juvenile hall, jail, prison, or INS detention? Have you been denied jobs, public housing or welfare due to a…



Women for Care Not Cages!

by Ivette Alé

My name is Gina and I am the founder of Essie Justice Group – a fierce organization of women with incarcerated loved ones and a proud member of CURB. Our powerful mission: To build a movement to empower women with incarcerated loved ones. And to break the cycles of pain, isolation and poverty that many…



One step closer to passing RISE!

by Ivette Alé

We are happy to spread the news: Yesterday, June 27, 2017, the RISE Act (SB180 authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara) passed the California Assembly Public Safety Committee! After more than forty-five years of the War on Drugs, California is one step closer to passing legislation that moves toward undoing some of the…



Strength in Numbers

by Ivette Alé

In April of this year I stood on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by a group of fierce advocates ready to speak truth to power on Prop 57. For years, I have worked alongside CURB and its members to bring our loved ones home, and our work on Prop 57 was one step closer…



Corrections spending keeps climbing: CA 2017-18 budget

by Ivette Alé

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed the 2017-18 CA State Budget. Increased investment in incarceration puts us all in danger of falling into Jeff Sessions’ plan to heighten racialized state violence. Alarming investments include: increases $500 million for state corrections  increases $1.5 million for local community corrections refurbishes or replaces the 12 Oldest Prisons in California On…