Press Archives

2011-2018

2018

Press Coverage:

The Guardian Imprisoned by Algorithms: the Dark Side of Ending Cash Bail September 7, 2018

San Quentin News Raising Awareness California’s ‘Life Without’ June 13, 2018

San Quentin News CA bills aim to reform law for juveniles and adults June 11, 2018

Medium: Knock LA LA County’s Bail Reform Proposal Lacks Actual Reform April 24, 2018

Press Telegram Long Beach councilwoman withdraws request for city to endorse criminal justice reform proposal after community backlash April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 Councilwoman Pulls Agenda Item Dealing with Public Safety Initiative April 17, 2018

2017

Press Coverage:

The Final Call Panelists Discuss Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality at a Recent Forum November 22, 2017

Attn: People are Calling Out this Educational Academy January 27, 2017

The Real News Network Rattling the Bars: The gradual abolition of prisons across the United States except for California  January 23, 2017

2016

Press Releases:

October: Community members rally to demand rejection of controversial jail construction plan

October: Grassroots pressure delays jail construction vote, Organizers release report detailing environmental health hazards of the proposed women’s jail in LA

September: LA Community Members Denounce a Budget that is environmentally, economically, and socially toxic for Black and Brown Communities

June: Coalition that stopped new SF jail wins human rights award as jail system blasted by civil grand jury

July: CURB responds to Governor’s support for more incarceration in new budget

April: Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

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

January: Governor reneges on promise for sustainable prison population reduction, funds new jail construction

January: CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan

Press Coverage:

LA Supervisors… ‘Can you listen for just one second‘, City Watch, 12/12/16

Incarcerated Women in LA County Jails Face Threat of Valley Fever Illness, The Real News Network, 11/24/16

Angry protesters halt Supervisors meeting: ‘Reject the EIR!’, My News LA, 10/26/16

Protesters demand halt to LA County jail plans, ABC7, 10/26/16

LA County moves forward with jails despite protest, KPCC, 10/26/16

LA County moves forward with jails despite protest, The Washington Times, 10/25/16

County votes to move forward with men’s and women’s jail, My News LA, 10/25/16

Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting, Los Angeles Daily News, 10/25/16

Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting, Daily Breeze, 10/25/16

California Spent All-Time High $21 Billion on Crime Last Year, Chronicle of Social Change, 10/25/16

Why map incarceration in LA?, KCRW, 10/14/16

Report: California Prisoners Regularly Exposed to Contaminated Water, The Real News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, LA Daily News, 10/11/16

LA County Supervisors delay vote on proposed women’s jail in Lancaster, Whittier Daily News, 10/11/16

Coalición busca detener la construcción de una cárcel de mujeres en Lancaster, La Opinión, 10/11/16

Nueva cárcel para mujeres enfermaría a reclusas por suelo tóxico y hongos, Hoy Los Angeles, 10/11/16

Activists in hazmat suits protest building Lancaster women’s prison, My News LA, 10/11/16

Group seeks to halt ‘disastrous’ LA County plan for women’s jail, LA Daily News, 10/10/16

Realignment 5 years on: Counties building 10K cells for inmates with mental illness, KPCC, 9/30/16

Realignment 5 Years On: Counties Build Jails for Inmates With Mental Illness, Capital Public Radio, 9/30/16

Realignment 5 Years On: Counties Build Jails for Inmates With Mental Illness, KQED, 9/29/16

Lots of your tax dollars: LA County big budget greater than half the states!, My News LA, 9/27/16

UCLA researches map the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles, UCLA Newsroom, 9/22/16

Break It Down: Art and Resistance, Plan For Your Art, 9/8/16

Break It Down: Art and Resistance, ArtRx LA, 9/6/16

CURB responds to Governor’s support for more incarceration in new budget, Highland Community News, 6/27/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, The Washington Times, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, Napa Valley Register, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, The Eagle, 6/17/16

State budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, Daily Democrat, 6/17/16

Budget has $270 million to upgrade California county jails, KSL.com, 6/17/16

California Budget Provides $270 Million for County Jail Upgrades, CBS Sacramento, 6/17/16

California Moves Ahead with Plan for $270 Million in New Jails, TeleSurTV, 6/10/16

Commentary: Bill Would Repeal Ineffective Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions, The Davis Vanguard, 5/24/16

Reject More Jail Expansion and invest in prevention, re-entry, The Sacramento Bee, 5/23/16

Senate Committee Votes Against Jail Construction Funding, Highland Community News, 5/19/16

California Senate Reluctant to Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy, The Real News, 5/16/16

The Pacifica Evening News, 5/13/16

Prison, Jail Expansion hidden behind supposed “Investments to Rehabilitation and Reentry” in revised state budget,” Highland News, 5/13/16

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test, Los Angeles Sentinel, 4/13/16

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent, New America Media, 3/29/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 3/23/16

California’s Elderly Parole Program forcing victims to face attackers decades later, San Jose Mercury News, 3/20/16

Pursuing Alternative Facilities, City Tries to keep $80 million SoMa Jail Grant on the table, Hoodline, 3/8/16

Enhancements Leave Thousands of California Inmates With Extraordinarily Long Sentences,
NBC Bay Area, 2/26/16

Governor Hopes Californians’ Tough Views on Crime Have Eased, ABC News, 1/28/16

Gov. Brown hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KPCC, 1/28/16

Governor hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KSBW, 1/28/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain felons earlier and have fewer juveniles tried as adults, US News and World Report, 1/27/16

Gov. Brown’s Initiative to Reduce Prison Population Would Free Nonviolent Felons Earlier, NBC Los Angeles, 1/27/16

Governor Proposes Ballot Measure on Criminal Sentences, ABC, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Miami Herald, 1/27/16

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Mateo Daily Journal, 1/27/17

Gov. Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Francisco Examiner, 1/27/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Columbus Telegram, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/27/16

CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan: ‘A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system’, San Francisco Bay View, 1/22/16

Upfront, KPFA, 1/8/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget: Rapid response, Sacramento Bee, 1/7/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/7/16

2015

Press Releases:

November: Community Nominates Formerly Incarcerated Leaders to Prop 47 Committee, as State Officials Vote on $500 Million for New Jails

November: CURB Responds to $500 million for new jail construction

October: New Report Slams States Alarming Trend of Jail Expansion

October: Brown Signs Important Legislation Incarcerated People and their Families

September: LA No More Jails Coalition Demands Investment in Alternatives and an Immediate Halt to the Proposed Women’s Jail

August: No More Jails Action on Tuesday, 8/11/15

July: Despite Building Violations and Harms, Officials Seek to Steamroll Controversial SF Jail

June: Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails

June: CURB Responds to Governor’s Aggressive Prison Construction Budget

June: Community Applauds Los Angeles Supervisors Motion to Halt Jail Plan

June: LA Residents Rally Around Healthcare in Jails, Oppose County Jail Plan

May: CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction

May: CURB Hails Senator Hancock’s Call to Immediately Close Aging Prison, Demands further Reductions in May Revise

May: Angelenos Protest Jail and Law Enforcement Expansion in County budget 

February: Community Groups to Rally and Mobilize Against New SF Jail

January: 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

January: Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, No Substantial Reductions to the Prison Population Only Costly Expansion

Press Coverage:

SF supes unanimously turn down plan to build new jail, SF Examiner, 12/15/2015

San Francisco Jail Construction Plan Poised for Defeat, KPFA, 12/14/2015

Opposition poised to doom San Francisco’s new jail, SF Examiner, 12/14/2015

All eyes on San Francisco Dec. 15: Tell Supervisors to vote for NO NEW JAIL, SF Bayview, 12/13/15

New Jail Could Be Approved Days Before It’s Rendered Unnecessary, SF Weekly, 12/2/15

Protesters turn out at hearing for proposed SF jail, force committee to go into recess, SF Examiner, 12/2/15

Opponents of New San Francisco Jail Scramble to Head Off Project, KQED, 12/2/15

Opponents of new jail want housing, SF Examiner, 11/17/15

Bay Area Counties Awarded Multi Million Dollar Grant to Fix Worn Down Jail Facilities, NBC Bay Area 11/14/15

Riverside: Coalition Rallies for Alternatives to Jail, The Press Enterprise 11/13/15

Santa Clara and Alameda counties get state funding for new jails, San Jose Mercury News 11/13/15

Money will pay for rehabilitation program in county jails, The Daily Democrat 11/12/15

State Awards $500 Mill for Jail Rehab Programs, Manteca Bulletin 11/12/15

California Funds New Prisons Despite Law to Reduce Inmates, TeleSUR TV 11/12/15

Counties Receive $500M For New Jails, Capital Public Radio 11/12/15

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 12, 2015, KPFA 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, The Washington Times 11/12/15

State Makes it Official: No Jail Funds Here, RecordNet.com 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, KSL.com 11/12/15

San Francisco New Jail Proposal Gets Boost with $80M State Grant, San Francisco Examiner 11/12/15

California Set to Award $500Mill to Jails in 15 Counties, KOLO TV 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, The Press Democrat 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, SF Gate 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, Miami Herald 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, Ventura County Star 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, The Herald 11/12/15

California Awards $500 Million for Rehab Programs in Jails, Idaho Statesman 11/12/15

Prop. 47 savings shouldn’t go to more funding for jails, Sacramento Bee 11/11/15

Siskiyou Supervisors wary of making new jail decision, The Siskiyou Daily News, 11/11/15

Amid Mass Incarceration Debate, California Jails Get $500M To Expand, Build New Correction Facilities, International Business Times 11/4/15

California Awards $500 Million to Build, Expand Jails, TeleSUR 11/3/15

Alameda County Slated to receive $54 million for Santa Rita Jail Expansion East Bay Express, 11/3/15

CURB Responds to $500 million for new jail construction Highland Community News, 11/3/15

Official say prison reform programs working, but funding uncertain Union Democrat, 10/21/15

Prisoners’ Families Organize to Resist Incarceration and Its Costs TruthOut, 10/18/15

California Spending Billions on New Jails, TeleSUR 10/17/15

Report blasts jail building, Union Democrat 10/16/15

Orange County Blasted For Seeking Jail Expansion Over Alternatives to Incarceration, OC Weekly 10/16/15

Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 10/15/15 (minute 25:33)

UPRISING!, KPFA 10/14/15 (minute 24:10)

California jail system fails mentally ill, Oakland Tribune 9/29/15

Why LA’s $2 Billion Jail Plan is Not a Done Deal, LA Progressive 9/16/15

Alameda County Seeks Santa Rita Jail Expansion, East Bay Express 9/16/15

Bills sent to Gov. Brown will create new felonies, putting more in prison, LA Times 9/11/15

LA County Supervisors move ahead with $2 billion jails plan, LA Times 9/1/15

Sups Vote to move forward with new L.A. jail, treatment facility, My News LA 9/1/15

Activists Rally for No More Jails, but County decides to build bigger one, Laist 8/11/15

Sups Vote takes LA One Step Closer to Jail Replacement, My News LA 8/11/15

LA County will Move 1,000 mentally ill inmates out of jails, LA Times 8/11/15

LA County Supervisors Advance Plan to replace Men’s Central Jail, KPCC 8/11/15

LA Supervisors Vote to move ahead with Construction of New Downtown Jail Facility, CBS Los Angeles 8/11/15

Los Angeles County Approves Construction of New Jails, San Jose Mercury News 8/11/15

Bipartisan Unity on Mass Incarceration: Opportunity or Sidetrack for Movement Building?, Truth Out 7/13/15

Inside California’s Jail Building Boom, The Crime Report 7/2/15

California’s Jail-Building Boom, TheMarshall Project 7/2/15

Inside California’s Jail Building Boom, Huffington Post 7/2/15

Editorial: More reforms needed, Sacramento Bee 5/21/15

CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction, IndyBay 5/18/15

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 5/15/15 (interview begins at minute 28.00)

加州预算修订案公布关闭诺科监狱计划或暂缓, China Press 5/15/15

Mindful of Prop. 47 sentence reductions, Brown aims to scale back private prisons, LA Times 5/14/15

LA County Supervisor wants to give companies incentives to hire ex-cons, KPCC 5/11/15

Liberated Sisters or Think Outside The Cage, KPFK 5/9/15 (interview begins at minute 23.00)

Incarcerated Women Fight for Human Rights in California’s Prisons, The Real News Network 4/30/15

New Reforms in California Will Reduce its Prison Population, The Real News Network 4/26/15

A durable and sustainable plan: Reducing corrections spending in California, Bayview 3/26/15

No to Prison Industrial Complex: San Francisco’s Trans Community Responds to Brutal Murders, Truthout 2/25/15

Stone bill aims to decrease recidivism, Monterey County Herald 2/23/15

Treatment of Disabled Inmates Violates ADA Regulations: Judge, NBC 2/4/15

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 1/30/15 (interview begins at minute 21.30)

Cages Kill-Freedom Rally in Santa Cruz, SF BayView 1/30/15

Children of incarcerated parents say no to a new jail in San Francisco, SF BayView 1/29/15

Advocates call for an immediate halt to new jail and more investment in services, Los Cerritos News 1/15/15

A breakdown of the governor’s budget, Mercury News 1/9/15

Fresno rally urges Gov. Jerry Brown to restore funds for health and human services, Fresno Bee 1/9/15

Gov. Brown’s California budget calls for record $113 billion in spending, Mercury News 1/9/15

2014

Press Releases:

December: New LA Supervisors Question $2 Billion Jail Plan​, Diana Zuñiga of LA No More Jails Responds

November: Sentencing reform Proposition 47 passes, Advocates raise concerns about where the funding will go

September: Community Members Raise Environmental Impact Concerns of Controversial Los Angeles Women’s Jail Build

August: LA Residents Caravan 70 Miles to Raise Awareness on Wasteful Jail Expansion

August: Construyamos Comunidades Fuertes, No Mas Jaulas

August: Communities Rally Across Southern California to Oppose Wasteful Prison and Jail Expansion

August: LA Residents Demand Civilian Oversight, Not $14.5 Million On Moving the Mega Jail Plan Forward

July: STATEWIDE RALLY IN MCFARLAND, CA TO SHUT DOWN NEW MCFARLAND WOMEN’S PRISON AND SUPPORT IMMIGRANT JUSTICE

July: Los Angeles Residents Advocate for Mental Health Diversion, Not Jail Expansion

June: CURB Responds to Legislatures Compromise Corrections Budget Deal

May: Advocates Reject SF Controllers Jail Population Projections

May: Assembly Budget Committee Approved Controversial Jail Construction Funding

May: United Educators of San Francisco Pass Resolution Against New San Francisco Jail

May: California Communities Continue Fight Against Jail & Prison Expansion in Gov’s May Budget

May: Senate Budget Vote A Step Towards Funding Alternatives, Not Jails

May: Advocacy Groups and Service Providers say No 2.3 Billion Dollar Jail Plan

May: Community Forum & Mock Solitary Cage Exhibition At City College to Stop Donovan Prison Expansion and All other Prison/Jail Expansion Plans in SD

April: Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals

April: CURB Joins Campaign Rejecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal and Calling for $5 Billion More to go to Education, Health & Human Services

April: Coalition Opposes All Proposals to Expand Jails and Prisons in Sacramento

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately 

March: San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

February: Broad Coalition Responds to 2 Years Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

February: CURB on Today’s Court Ruling to Grant a 2 Year Extension on Prison Overcrowding Case

January: Communities Rally at San Francisco Hearing on Jail Replacement Project

January: Massive Jail Construction Awards Move Forward

January: California Counties Continue Fight against Massive Jail Construction Scheme

January: Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction

Press Coverage:

Fiscal crisis, new jails dominate conversation as Adelanto hopes for brighter future, Daily Press 12/26/14

Immigration policies are criminalizing our communities, SF Bay View 12/24/14

Adelanto jail deal not a lock, Daily Press 12/11/14

Council grapples with cell division, Hesperia Star 12/11/14

Prop 47, Immigration Reform and More: The Contradictory Road of “Reforming” Mass Incarceration, Truth Out 12/10/14

News Coverage of CURB:Why Is California Keeping Kelly Savage in Prison for a Crime She Didn’t Commit?, Truth Out 11/29/14

Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Emily Harris, Justice Not Jails 11/17/14

Why Prisons Don’t Work and How We Can Do Better: A Conversation With Maya Schenwar,Truth Out 11/14/14

What If We Abolished Prisons? Alternet 11/13/14

District Attorney: LA will still need new jail, even with reduction of mentally ill, KPCC 11/12/14

In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers, Los Angeles Times 11/12/14

Lacey wants to change the way police, prosecutors deal with mentally ill in Los Angeles, KPCC 11/10/144

Prop. 47 already hitting sheriff departments, Bakersfield Californians 11/9/14

Activist says Adelanto is rushing prison approval, Victorville Daily Press 11/8/14

California’s overcrowded jails must be restructured, Daily Titan 11/9/14

Advocates celebrate Prop. 47 victory against mass incarceration and war on drugs but raise concerns about where the funding will go: four perspectives, SF Bayview 11/6/14

Prop. 47 victory shows California embracing ‘smart on crime’ approach, supporters say,Sacramento Bee 11/6/14

Prop 47 Passes: California Wobbles Towards Sentencing Reform, In These Times 11/5/14

California voters reject Propositions 45, 46, 48; pass 47, Mercury News 11/5/14

A village cannot be built in a jail: Why gender responsive is not gender justice, SF Bayview 10/30/14

Getting a Finger on the Pulse With Diana Zuñiga, Justice Not Jails Newsletter 10/12/14

Behind bars Letter to the Editor, San Francisco Chronicle 10/7/14

Screaming Inmates Make L.A. Rethink Jailing Mentally Ill, Bloomberg Business Week 9/26/14

California prisons toughen screenings of visitors, The Tribune 9/24/14

Letter to the Editor: Cut health care costs by cutting incarceration, Sacramento Bee 9/12/14

Exposing a national crisis in Black mental health behind bars, SF BayView 9/10/14

L.A. County Jail Plan Is a $2 Billion Blunder That Embraces Incarceration, Not Treatment, for Mentally Ill, LA Weekly 8/28/14

Do diverse police forces treat their communities more fairly than almost-all-white ones like Ferguson’s?, Washington Post, 8/22/14

Se oponen a construcción de dos cárceles, Univision LA 8/16/14

Adelanto group cited for demonstrating, Daily Press 8/16/14

Jail expansion is largest project in Stanislaus County history, Modesto Bee 8/15/14

Building more jails won’t solve the problem, Desert Sun 8/11/14

Letter: Look for alternatives to building more jails, Desert Sun 8/11/14

Group protests McFarland prison, The Delano Record 8/7/14

Grand Jury investigates Santa Cruz County Jail deaths, SF BayView 8/3/14

Rally against McFarland women’s prison happening, ABC  23 7/31/14

Letter: Crowded Prisons in California, New York Times 7/30/14

Prison Re-Form: The Continuation of the Carceral State, Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice 7/15/14

Solutions for California’s overcrowded prisons?: Letters, LA Daily News 7/3/14

The story behind the 2015 California Budget Act, SF Bay View 6/25/14

Budget Deal Has Major Pros and Cons for Reentering Community, Roots & Rebound 6/25/14

A mental health jail is an oxymoron; diversion is what’s needed: Guest commentary, Pasadena Star News 6/24/14

State budget backs realignment’s focus on fighting repeat offenses, Daily Journal 6/23/14

Fighting against ‘addiction to incarceration’, LA Register 6/18/14

State Prisons to Institute New Censorship Rules, East Bay Express 6/17/14

CURB responds to Legislature’s compromise Corrections budget deal, SF Bay View 6/17/14

Legislature approves $108 billion state budget, Fresno Bee 6/15/14

Projections of new county jail population raises hackles of activists who want no jail, SF Examiner 6/6/14

Californians gaining momentum against prison and jail expansion, SF BayView 6/3/14

Split Over Bond Funds To Relieve Prison Overcrowding, Capitol Radio 5/27/14

Protest Proposes Alternatives to Jail Expansion, City on a Hill 5/22/14

Opponents Rally Against California Jail Expansion, Correctional News 5/21/14

Editorial: $2 billion jail expansion plan is a mistake, LA Register 5/20/14

San Francisco Jails Half Empty: Sheriff, NBC 5/15/14

Increases in Prison and Jail Spending in Governor’s Revised Budget Opposed in Santa Cruz, Indybay 5/15/14

Activists mobilize against California’s proposed $500 million jail expansion, SF Bay View 5/15/14

Amid record poverty, Jerry Brown pays down the debt, Free Charles Davis 5/15/14

Groups rally in San Bernardino over Brown’s state budget, The Sun 5/14/14

Activists Mobilize Against CA’s Proposed $500 Million Jail Expansion, Beyond the Chron 5/14/14

Gov. Jerry Brown’s ‘good news’ budget draws protests, Contra Costa News 5/13/14

Viewpoints: Why is California trying to build more jails?, Sacramento Bee 5/11/14

Los Angeles County officials look at financing $1.7 billion for jails, Daily Breeze 5/7/14

Hard line on soft drugs doesn’t work, Buenos Aires Herald 5/7/14

Why Is LA County Locking Up So Many Women? Justice Not Jails 5/7/14

County Approves $2 Billion Jails Plan Despite Protests, Westside Today 5/7/14

Supervisors move forward with $2 billion jail plan, LA Wave 5/6/14

LA supervisors to consider $2 billion jail building plan, KPCC 5/6/14

L.A. County jail expansion proposals come at a hefty price, LA Daily News 5/5/14

Why Is LA County Locking Up So Many Women?, LA Progressive 5/5/14

Time to consider extending Prop. 30 taxes, Mark Leno says, SF Chronicle 5/3/14

As Brown pushes savings plan, activists urge more spending, LA Times 4/25/14

Burning Down The House: Cultural Activism Bases in South L.A. KCET 4/24/14

Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul, LA Times 4/23/14

Coalition opposes all proposals to expand California jails and prisons, SF Bayview 4/22/14

Anti-police, anti-prison, San Diego Reader 4/2/14

Protesters Rally Against Donovan Prison Expansion, NBC 7 3/29/14

Coalition: Prison expansion not the answer, ABC 10 3/29/14

CA Prison Realignment Not Living Up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 3/27/14

AB 2356: Back to the Future of the California Prison Building Boom, Huffington Post 3/27/14

Evening News, KPBS 3/26/14 (begins at 4:33)

Group Opposes Expansion Of Donovan Prison, KPBS 3/26/14

Letter to the Editor: State needs sentencing reform, Fresno bee 3/25/14

Sheriff candidates support dropping agency’s current civilian monitors, LA Times 3/21/14

LA Jail System Causing ‘Horrendous Damage to our Loved Ones and our Communities’, Common Dreams 3/20/14

LA County approves drawing up plans for new women’s jail, KPCC 3/18/14

Letter to the Editor: Jail Reform in California, New York Times 3/16/14

Editorial: Jail Expansion Would Be Step in Wrong Direction, City on Hill Press 3/12/14

L.A. Youth Groups Condemn California’s ‘Incarceration Problem’. Annenberg Digital News 3/1/14

CA Prison Realignment not Living up to Expectations, Law Enforcement Today 2/21/14

人權組織 盼參與加州減囚政策, World Journal 2/20/14

Coalition Calls on Leaders to Reduce Prison Population, Metropolitan News-Enterprise 2/20/14

Activists Say Start Prison Reforms Now,  San Fernando Valley Sun 2/20/14

Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 2/19/14 (starts around 45min)

SF And LA Legislators Targeted By Prison Reform Advocates, SF Appeal 2/19/14

加州众组织联名信:停止扩建监狱, New Tang Dynasty Television 2/19/14

Activists Putting Pressure on CA Lawmakers Regarding Prison Overcrowding, KFBK 2/19/14

Broad coalition responds to 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, SF Bayview 2/14/14

Sheriff boosts rehab potential by adding beds, but activists are critical of expansion, Monterey County Weekly 2/13/14

CURB on Monday’s court ruling to grant a 2-year extension on prison overcrowding case, Highland News 2/10/14

Prison-crowding order renews talk of sentencing changes, LA Times 2/10/14

The $140 Million North County Jail Question, Mission and State 2/6/14

Lock Up the Vote: A New Jail May Never Fill Up with Inmates, but It’ll Hold a Lot of Favors, SF Weekly 2/5/14

Admissions halted at problem-plagued Stockton prison, LA Times 2/4/14

CA Mom Shocked After Her Prisoner Son Was Secretly Transferred 800 Miles Away To Another State, Business Insider 2/4/14

SF Sheriff Doesn’t Want New Jail in San Bruno, San Bruno Patch 1/24/14

Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds, SF Examiner 1/24/14

Activists Challenge Plans for New SF Jail, Beyond Chron 1/24/14

Jail Expansion Grant Provokes Protest, City on a Hill Press 1/23/14

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just Isn’t Practical”, SF Appeal 1/23/14

Public safety officials weigh in on building new replacement jail, KTVU 1/23/14

Editorial: S.F. needs to go back to drawing board for right-size jail, SF Chronicle 1/23/14

Up Front Debate on SF Jail, KPFA 1/23/14

“If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go”: Efforts to Resolve the Growing Numbers of Aging Behind Bars, Truth-Out 1/19/14

Santa Cruz Residents Urge County to Reject State Grant Awarded for Jail Expansion, IndyBay 1/18/14

Tulare County to receive $40 million for jails, The Recorder 1/18/14

Protest meets approval of new jail funds, Register Pajaronian 1/17/14

Protesting Jail Funding, Good Times 1/17/14

San Mateo County to get state jail money, San Mateo Daily Journal 1/17/14

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFK 1/16/14 (20:23 min)

Kings awarded $20 million jail grant, The Sentinel 1/16/14

State turns down Contra Costa’s request for new maximum-security facility at West County Jail, Contra Costa Times 1/16/14

State awards $500M in jail construction funds: Sheriffs want more resources, protesters want fewer jails, KPCC 1/16/14

Santa Cruz Seeks to Ease Felons Into Freedom, California Health Report 1/15/14

Sojourner Truth, KPFK 1/15/14

Detractors say Brown’s budget spends too much on prison expansion, San Bernardino Sun 1/13/14

LA County cautiously optimistic about state budget proposal, LA Daily News 1/10/14

Californians Rally Against Spending Half a Billion Dollars On More Prisons, Alternet 1/9/14

4 important public safety proposals in Governor Jerry Brown’s planned budget, KPCC 1/9/14

Advocates call budget plans to open new prison beds a major contradiction, SF Bayview 1/9/14

Advocates Call Budget Plans to Open New Prison Beds a Major Contradiction, Highland Community News 1/9/14

Up Front Morning News, KPFK 1/7/14 (starts at 6 min)

Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca announces retirement, Aljazeera America 1/7/14

2013

Press Releases:

December 2013: LA Residents Caravan to Sacramento in Protest

December 2013: 36 Counties Beg For Jail Construction Money

November 2013: Counties Prioritizing Jail Construction to Answer Realignment Challenges

October 2013: LA Supervisors Voting to Stop Taft Contract for Jail Expansion

October 2013: San Francisco Residents Continue to Fight Proposed Jail

October 2013: LA Advocates Voice Disapproval of use Realignment Funding for Jail Expansion

September 2013: Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum to be Held by LA No More Jails Coalition

August 2013: San Francisco Leaders Rally to Stop Proposed Jail

August 2013: ADVOCATES TO RALLY IN SACRAMENTO TO STOP THE GOVERNOR’S PRISON EXPANSION

August 2013: Coalition Stops Jail Construction Plan in Its Tracks

July 2013: LA Residents Speak Out Against a $1.4 Billion Jail Construction Project

June 2013: Advocates Call for CHCF To Be Last Prison or Jail Built in CA

June 2013: Community Leaders Object to Secret San Francisco Jail Construction Plan

June 2013: Californians Praise Court Order to Immediately Reduce Prison Population

June 2013: Advocates Question California’s New Prisons Chief

May 2013: Jail Opponents Take Fight to Castaic

May 2013: California Prison Experts Weigh in on Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 2013: California Prison Experts Blast Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 2013: California Prison Experts Blast Governor’s Response to Court Order

May 2013: Prisoner Advocates Rally at SF State Building in Anticipation of Governor’s Response to Court Order

April 2013: Community Leaders to Gather at Toxic Jail Site on Earth Day, Call on San Mateo County to Abandon Controversial Project

March 2013: L.A. Residents Plan a Healthier and Safer City

March 2013: Advocates, Activists Plan to Send Strong Message to Top Corrections Brass during Major Prison Crisis Conference

March 2013: LA Residents Rally Against Controversial Women’s Jail Plan

March 2013: Women’s Survival is Focus of International Women’s Day Events in Los Angeles

March 2013: Los Angeles Residents Continue to Demand Cancellation of Massive Jail Project

February 2013: San Mateo County Residents Oppose Using New Tax to Fund New Jail

January 2013: Opposition to Controversial Chino Prison Expansion Grows

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds to Chowchilla to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Bay Area Resident to Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Freedom Rally to Draw Hundreds of Angelinos to the Central Valley to Protest Women’s Prison

January 2013: Despite Mounting Pressure to Reduce the Prison Population, CDCR Opens New Women’s Prison

January 2013: Gov. Brown Backslides on Corrections Budget, Plans More Rat Holes

January 2013: Gov. Attempts to Justify Unconstitutional Prison Overcrowding

Paid Media from CURB

Sacramento Bee Online Ad, 9/13

#StopCABudgetRaid – Sacramento Bee Ad, 9/6/13

News Coverage of CURB

Sheriffs de Los Angeles Necesitan Ser Supervisados, Noticias 62 12/18/13

County may lose out on $80 million in state funding for women’s jail, LA Times 12/12/13

Monterey County out of running for additional jail funds, Californian 12/12/13

California to Decide on $500 Million Jail Construction, CJCJ 12/10/13

California Corrections Reform Advocates Push For Incarceration Alternatives, KPBS 12/9/13

California Ships Prisoners Out of State to “Reduce” Its Prison Population, Truth-Out 12/6/13

Sheriff John McMahon presents Glen Helen jail project to state, The Sun 12/6/13

S.J. makes pitch for jail money, Recordnet 12/5/13

Backward thinking, planning on L.A. County jails, LA Times 12/4/13

ACLU argues against O.C. jail plan, Orange County Register 12/4/13

Group opposes Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties’ bids for more money for more jails, LA Daily News 12/4/13

Group opposes Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties’ bids for more money for more jails, Long Beach Press Telegram 12/4/13

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 12/4/13 (2 min)

Up Front, KPFA 12/4/13 (20 min)

County gets failing grade for jail plan: ‘Double fail’ for prison realignment funding, state activist group reports, Daily Journal 11/29/13

San Bernardino County graded with ‘double fail’ for prison realignment spending, San Bernardino Sun 11/26/13

San Bernardino County graded with ‘double fail’ for prison realignment spending, Daily Breeze 11/26/13

Counties Prioritizing Jail Construction to Answer Realignment Challenges, Highland Community News 11/26/13

Humans shipped across the country: How America exports inmates to private prisons, Salon 11/22/13

New study: Vermont ships inmates to for-profit private prisons, Bennington Banner 11/21/13

REPORT: Over 10,500 Prisoners from CA, VT, ID, and HI are Incarcerated In Out-of -State Private Prisons, Hawaii Reporter 11/20/13

Today on Your Call: What are the best ways to reduce California’s prison population? KALW 11/6/13

LA Jail System Not Expanding After All As Taft Deal Dies, Huffington Post 10/30/1

Los Angeles County halts plan to export some jail inmates to Taft, LA Times 10/30/13

Op-ed: Prison crowding: Gov. Brown can thank Supreme Court for political cover, Mercury News 10/25/13

Supes approve funding request for jail construction, SF Bay Guardian 10/22/13

Contra Costa Sheriff Pursues State Funding to Expand West County Jail,  KQED 10/22/13

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Asks for Money to Build a Brand New Jail, SF Weekly 10/22/13

New thinking needed on San Francisco jail, SF Chronicle 10/21/13

Report finds discrimination rampant in criminal justice, 1 in 3 black males will go to prison, MSNBC 10/18/13

Opponents decry proposal to build new San Francisco County Jail facility, SF Examiner 10/15/13

LA Advocates Voice Disapproval of Jail Expansion, ATVN 10/8/13

Faultlines – Women Behind Bars, Aljazeera 10/3/13

Anti-jail groups launch P.R. offensive against county, LA Times 1o/2/13

Board of Supervisors to be put on probation, city attorney to be enjoined, LA Times  10/2/13

Los Angeles law enforcement tells state watchdog the struggles of prison realignment, KPCC 9/26/13

Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum: Saturday, 14 September, LA Progressive 9/13/13

Latest try at jail funding fails: Sen. Jerry Hill vows to continue fighting, Daily Journal 9/13/13

As prison plan moves ahead, opponents keep up the protests, KPCC 9/11/13

LA advocates decry governor’s prison expansion compromise, moving prisoners to private prisons out of state, SF Bay View 9/11/13

State should invest money in kids, not prisons, L.A. activists say, LA Times 9/10/13

California Prison Guards Union Pushes For Prison Expansion, Huffington Post 9/9/13

Brown’s Prison Plan Bucks National Trends, Enriches For-profit Prison Corporations, Huffington Post 9/5/13

California Prison Reformers: Release Elderly Prisoners To Ease Overcrowded Facilities, Huffington Post 9/5/13

Editorial: San Francisco does not need costly new jail, San Francisco Chronicle 9/3/13

California Assembly committee OKs prison expansion bill, Sacramento Bee 8/29/13

Brown’s $315 million prison plan at odds with Senate Democrats, Sacramento Bee 8/28/13

Governor Jerry Brown’s California Prison Overcrowding Plan Draws Criticism, Capitol Public Radio 8/27/13

Video: Brown, lawmakers propose moving 8,000 inmates, News 10 8/27/13

Video: State to use reserve funds to reduce prison overcrowding, ABC 8/27/13

Video: Gov. Brown proposes $315M prison fix, KCRA 8/27/13

Video: Governor Brown Says State Forced to Pay for More Prison Cells, Fox 40 8/27/13

Capitol Alert: Activists urge Gov. Jerry Brown to release prisoners, Fresno Bee 8/27/13

California Governor Proposes Massive Prison Expansion To Avoid Freeing Inmates, Huffington Post 8/27/13

Need to replace S.F. County Jail questioned, San Francisco Chronicle 8/16/13

Prison Construction Bill Dies in Committee, The Patch 8/16/13

County jail funding effort fails: Senator’s bill to help San Mateo County sinks in committee, San Mateo Daily Journal 8/16/13

Jerry Hill’s jail bill for San Mateo County goes down fast, Mercury News 8/16/13

Senator fails to secure extra funding for San Mateo County jail, SF Examiner 8/16/13

Bill shot down, county to proceed with jail expansion, The Salinas Californian 8/16/13

New Redwood City jail could cost more than projected, SF Examiner 8/16/13

Coalition stops jail construction plan in its tracks, SF Bayview 8/15/13

San Mateo County Jail Under Construction, But It’s Not Entirely Paid For, NBC 8/15/13

Hill slips in a last-minute bill that gives San Mateo County an edge for state jail funds, Mercury News 8/15/13

In downtown L.A., Zimmerman verdict, prison conditions draw ralliers, LA Times 7/31/13

California inmates claim one of them died protesting inhuman conditions, RT 7/29/13

New jail may cost twice as much as estimated if San Mateo County is forced to issue bonds, Mercury News 7/27/13

Activists try to thwart county’s jail construction in Redwood City, SF Examiner 7/23/13

Building a better Men’s Central Jail, LA Times 7/17/13

It’s a crime to house the mentally ill this way, LA Times 7/17/13

Authorities Agree Men’s Central Jail Should Be Demolished, But Replacing It Is A Different Story, Huffington Post 7/17/13

LA Residents Rally Against $1.4B Jail Construction Project, CBS 7/16/13

L.A. Supervisors agree to act on billion-dollar jail renovation, LA Times 7/16/13

Kimberly Jeffery and Cynthia Chandler, Feminist Magazine Radio 7/16/13

Women could number among inmates at Castaic jail, Signal 7/16/13

Men’s Central Jail to face the wrecking ball — but not just yet, LA Daily News 7/16/13

County Considers Plan to Modernize, Upgrade Aging Jails, Patch 7/16/13

Prisons, State Budgets and the New National Freedom Agenda, Truth-Out 7/16/13

Shocking Report: California Conducted Forced Sterilizations of Women Prisoners, Uprising Radio 7/11/13

Aging Inmates Put Burden on America’s Prisons, USA Today 7/11/13

Our View: Health facility near Stockton will improve inmates’ care,  Merced Sun-Star 6/26/13

Final prep for prisoners, Stockton Record 6/26/13

$839 MILLION HOSPITAL, Manteca Bulletin 6/26/13

Stockton complex answers mandate for inmate medical, mental care, Modesto Bee 6/25/13

Stockton Medical Facility Won’t Put Dent In Prison Population, CBS 6/25/13

SF Sheriff’s New Jail Plans Faces Criticism From Activist Group, KCBS 6/25/13

Panel of Federal Judges Orders California to Reduce Prison Overcrowding, KPFA 6/21/13

Advocates question California’s new prisons chief, SF Bayview 6/18/13

LA County Jail Opponents Take Fight to Castaic, Justice Not Jails 5/22/13

Jerry Brown’s Corrections Budget Revise: More Cages, Little Else, Justice Not Jails 5/21/13

Supervisors look to beef up manpower at L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, LA Daily News 5/21/13

Several dozen protest Pitchess expansion proposal, Signal 5/18/13

Brown: spend more on schools, Central Valley Business Times 5/14/13

GOVERNOR IGNORES VOTERS’ MANDATE TO REDUCE PRISON POPULATION, Santa Monica Dispatch, 5/4/13

Prison overcrowding: Gov. Jerry Brown submits revised plan, ABC 30 5/3/13

Brown’s Prison Plan “Best of the Bad Options”, Capitol Public Radio 5/3/13

California Outlines Cuts to Cut Prison Population, Wall Street Journal 5/3/13

State Files Court-Ordered Plan To Reduce Prison Population, SF Appeal 5/3/13

Prison chief: plan to reduce state’s inmate population ‘ugly’, KCRA 5/3/13

Brown’s plan to reduce prison overcrowding falls short of court’s order, Ventura County Star 5/3/13

Advocates for CA inmate rights blast Jerry Brown’s prison plan, Sacramento Bee 5/3/13

California files court-ordered prison plan; critics blast it, Central Valley Business Times 5/3/13

Concerns expressed on plan to ease prison overcrowding, Daily News 5/2/13

Groups Allege California Prison Policies Amount to State-Sanctioned Torture, Fog City Journal 5/2/13

San Mateo County residents protest toxic jail on Earth Day, SF Bayview 4/23/13

CURB Pushes Brown for Humane Realignment Plan, JNJ 4/22/13

Redwood City Residents Protest ‘Toxic’ Jail on Earth Day, Redwood City Patch 4/22/13

Advocates push to bring prisoners home, SF Bay View 4/12/13

Sheriffs are banking on rehabilitation, Letter to the Editor LA Daily News 4/8/13

Evening News, KPFK 3/19/13

Sheriff Seeks to Replace Men’s Central Jail Cells With Classrooms, NBC 3/19/13

San Mateo jail: If land is too toxic for housing, how can a jail go there?, Mercury News 3/18/13

$900 millones para cárcel quiere Sheriff, La Opinion 3/18/13

Sheriff Lee Baca proposes almost $1 billion new jail to replace downtown facility, 3/16/13

Group Protests Expansion for Women’s Jails, ATVN 3/12/13

No More Jails Coalition Says New Women’s Jail is Sheriff Lee Baca’s Latest ‘Boondoggle’, LA Weekly 3/12/13

En marcha, por derechos de la mujer,  La Opinión 3/9/13

Demonstrators march for International Women’s Day, other causes, LA Times 3/9/13

Sacramento hearing exposes CDCR’s hidden agenda, SF Bay View 3/6/13

California Assembly reviews solitary confinement policies as prisoners threaten new hunger strike, SF Bay View 2/28/13

San Mateo County supervisors mull how to slice up Measure A pie, Mercury News 2/13/13

Public Tells Supes How to Spend $60M, Belmont Patch 2/13/13

Taxing decisions: County officials, public tackle sales tax priorities, San Mateo Daily Journal 2/13/13

CURB’s Campaign Against New Jail Heats Up, San Carlos Patch 2/12/13

Despite realignment efforts, numbers are still high in California’s women’s prisons, FSRN 1/31/13
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle with Ida, Adrienne, Windy, Community Video 1/30/13

Many speak out against possible CIM expansion, Daily Bulletin 1/30/13

Windy Click and Leslie Mendoza on Evening News, KPFA (min 28) 1/28/13

Officials insist inmates’ needs are being met at Central California Women’s Facility, Merced Sun-Star 1/29/13

Inside the women’s prison in Chowchilla, CBS 1/28/13

Protest against prison overcrowding draws hundreds, KSBY 1/27/13

Manifestación de la Libertad, Univision 1/27/13

VIDEO: Hundreds of prison protestors rally outside of Chowchilla, Merced Sun-Star 1/26/13

Thousands Rally Against Prison Overcrowding, KSEE 1/26/13

 Protest Against Overcrowding Held Outside Philadelphia Women’s Prison, CBS 1/26/13

Protest against prison overcrowding draws hundreds, The Tribune 1/26/13

Protest Against Overcrowding Held Outside Philadelphia Women’s Prison, CBS 1/26/13

Group to Protest Outside Jail Saturday, Redwood City Patch 1/26/13

Op-Ed: Angela Davis/Windy Click: Rallying to end women’s prison crisis in California, Fresno Bee 1/25/13

Chowchilla Freedom Rally to draw hundreds of Bay Area residents to Central Valley to protest women’s prison, SF Bay View 1/24/13

Groups set to protest crowding at Chowchilla women’s prison, Merced Sun-Star 1/24/13

California Sheds Prisoners but Grapples With Courts, New York Times 1/21/13

Crowding More Into Chowchilla Rally Jan, Prison Radio 1/16/13

Is Realignment a Model for Reform?, East Bay Express 1/16/13

Chowchilla prison shifts from women to men, Fresno Bee 1/16/13

Letters: Is California’s prison crisis over?, LA Times 1/12/13

Some on Death Row ‘low risk’ for parole, SF Chronicle 1/13/13

Gov. Brown tries to justify unconstitutional prison overcrowding, backslides on Corrections budget SF Bay View 1/11/13

The downside of Jerry Brown’s budget, SF Bay Guardian 1/10/13

Governor says California Prison Overcrowding, Heathcare Problem is Fixed, KSEE 24 News 1/8/13

Gov. Brown Moves to End Cap on Prison Population, The Patch 1/8/13

Governor asking court to remove prison limits, OC Register 1/8/13

Brown seeks to lift state inmate caps, LA Times Article 1/8/13

Chowchilla women’s prison squeezed, Merced-Star Sun 1/8/13

2012

Press Releases:

November 2012: Legislative Analyst Office Predicts CDCR Will Fail to Meet Budget Reductions

November 2012: Voters Lighten 3-Strikes While Increasing Revenues for Education

November 2012: Measure A Passes, Community Members Vow to Continue Jail Fight

October 2012: Controversial San Mateo Jail Plans Racking Up Unexpected Costs

October 2012: Assemblymember Ammiano Criticizes Governor’s veto of prison media access bill

September 2012: One Year Later for Realignment, Californians Continue to Fight Against Jail Construction

September 2012: San Mateo Board of Supervisors Push $160 million Jail Plan Forward

September 2012: San Mateo County Supervisors to Vote on Budget, Residents Demand Supervisors Cut Jail Spending

September 2012: Hundreds of Community Members Pack Supervisors Meeting, Demand End to New Jail

September 2012: Fight to Stop San Mateo County Jail Heats Up

August 2012: Senate Passes Prison Media Access Bill

August 2012: Sheriff Lee Baca to Co-Chair Statewide Jail Committee Despite Federal Investigation of Torture in LA County Jails

August 2012: San Mateo County Residents Gather to Stop New Jail

August 2012: Prison Media Access Bill Leaves Appropriations, to Full Senate

July 2012: Community Members Speak Out Against Proposed Jail Tax

July 2012: CDCR Registers Last Minute Opposition to Expanding Media Access to State Prisons

July 2012: Community Organizations Fight to be Heard in LA Jail Expansion Debate

June 2012: $4.1 billion Cut from Prison and Jail Expansion

June 2012: Senate Committee on Public Safety Votes to Lift the Media Access Ban on CA Prisons

June 2012: Grassroots Coalition Asks Legislators to Lift the Media Access Ban on CA Prisons

June 2012: Board of Supervisors Barrel Forward Even as Funding Scheme for San Mateo Jail Dies in Appropriations Committee

May 2012: Local Activists, Architects Partner with Residents to Re-Purpose Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla

May 2012: California’s Legislative Analyst Office Questions CDCR Blueprint

May 2012: Brown, CDCR Backslide in May Revise Budget; CURB has a Better Idea

May 2012: San Mateo Supervisors Poised to Push $150 Million Jail Plan Forward

April 2012: California Coalition Stops Prison Construction Plan in Its Tracks

April 2012: Organizations and Community Members Respond to CDCR Plan

April 2012: CURB Responds to CDCR’s “Future of California Corrections” Report

March 2012: Community Members Call for Restored Rights to People with Felony Convictions

March 2012: California Counties Going Wrong Direction with Realignment

March 2012: Community Continues Opposition to Massive Expansion of LA County Jail

February 2012: LAO Suggests Billions of Dollars in Reductions to AB900 and Possible Prison Closures

February 2012: San Mateo Proposes Jail Population Reduction Measures

January 2012: Hundreds Turn Out to Oppose Massive LA County Jail Expansion

January 2012: Los Angeles Residents Oppose $1.4 Billion Jail Expansion

January 2012: Californians Demand Further Reduction in Prison Spending to Save Social Services

Press Materials:

Expert Opinions on LA County Jail

News Coverage of CURB:

League invites Mitchell to speak about prisons, Mercury News 11/8/12

County sales tax measure passes, San Mateo Daily Journal 11/7/12

Voters lighten Three Strikes while increasing revenues for education, SF Bay View 11/7/12

San Mateo County Measure A: Sales tax increase passes, Mercury News 11/6/12

Menlo Park Resident Creates Moving Billboard, Blasts Jail Tax, Menlo Park Patch 11/3/12

Group Protests ‘Jail Tax’ over Highway 101, San Mateo Patch 11/2/12

The Big Veto: Our Governors Hate Inmate Media-Access Bills, SF Weekly 10/17/12

Hard cases changing tenor of jail population,  The Almanac 10/11/12

Voters asked to hike sales tax, San Mateo Daily Journal 10/9/12

Endorsement: Yes on Prop. 36 — Make Three Strikes better and streets safer with this sensible measure, Daily News 10/04/12

San Mateo County faults three reports that question need for new jail, Mercury News 10/4/12

Letter: Invest in social services, not a new jail, San Mateo Daily Journal 10/1/12

Brown rejects expanding media access to prisons, LA Times 10/1/12

Ammiano decries Gov. Brown’s veto of media access to prisoners, SF BayView 10/1/12

Gov. Brown Won’t Let Reporters Have Easy Access to Prison Inmates, SF Weekly 10/1/12

No new jails! Californians fight on a year after realignment, SF BayView 10/1/12

Letter: Choosing ‘reactionary measures rather than preventative measures’ San Mateo Daily Journal 10/1/12

San Mateo Board of Supervisors push $160 million jail plan forward, SF Bay View 9/27/12

Proposed San Mateo County Jail Sparks Protest at Board of Supervisors Meeting, KRON 4 9/25/12

San Mateo County Supervisors approve jail funding in budget vote, KTVU 9/25/12

Supervisors set to adopt $1.9B budget, San Mateo Daily Journal 9/24/12

Redwood City: Opposition growing against proposed Peninsula jail, Contra Costa Times 9/24/12

Report calls new jail plan unjustified, San Mateo Daily Journal 9/22/12

OP-ED: Jail will not bring long-lasting safety, San Mateo Daily Journal 9/20/12

Opinion: Let reporters into prisons, SF Bay Guardian 9/17/12

Split in San Mateo on How to Ease Crowded Jails, The Wall Street Journal 9/12/12

Drumbeat against San Mateo County’s proposed jail grows louder, Mercury News 9/12/12

Jail opponents rally at county center, Daily Journal 9/12/12

Hundreds pack San Mateo supervisors’ meeting, demand no new jail, SF Bay View 9/11/12

Group Opposes New San Mateo Co. Jail, NBC Bay Area 9/11/12

Jail Protestors Vow to Bring Fight to Supes, Redwood City Patch 9/11/12

Senate passes Prison Media Access Bill, SF Bay View 8/30/12

Bill would improve media access to prison inmates, Sacramento Bee 8/29/12

New jail foes decry design alternatives, San Mateo Daily Journal 8/29/12

Group urges San Mateo County to put the brakes on a new jail, Contra Costa Times 8/28/12

Group urges San Mateo County to put the brakes on a new jail, Mercury News 8/28/12

Sheriff unveils two jail designs, San Mateo Daily Journal 8/25/12

Battle Escalates Over Proposed San Mateo County Jail, KQED 8/24/12

Letter: Public safety, San Mateo Daily Journal 8/24/12

Gov. Jerry Brown Has a Chance to Usher in Major Prison Reforms in California, SF Weekly 8/22/12

Editorial: Allow inmates to talk, LA Times 8/21/12

Viewpoints: Reporters need transparent and reliable access to state’s inmates, Sacramento Bee 8/15/12

A New Jail? No Thanks!, Redwood City Patch, 8/14/12

Sheriff’s Department wants to outsource jailing of 512 inmates to Kern County, Daily Breeze 8/13/12

L.A. County wants to jail 500 inmates near Bakersfield, Daily News 8/13/12

California unlikely to meet prison crowding reduction requirement, LA Times 8/12/12

OP-ED: Emily Harris and Bernadette Rabuy: To pass tax, San Mateo must cancel jail, Mercury News 8/8/12

Calif. county jails look to expand, San Francisco Chronicle 8/2/12

Just call it a ‘jail tax,’ protesters tell San Mateo County supervisors about half-cent sales tax proposal, Contra Costa Times 8/1/12

Just call it a ‘jail tax,’ protesters tell San Mateo County supervisors about half-cent sales tax proposal, Mercury News 7/31/12

OP-ED: Prison candor, Daily Journal 7/28/12

CDCR registers last minute opposition to expanding media access to state prisons, Bay View 7/27/12

Grand jury: Electronic monitoring of pretrial inmates can save San Mateo County money and relieve packed jail, Mercury News 7/27/12

Letter: Cancel the jail expansion project, Daily Journal 7/27/12

Editorial: Unfiltered scrutiny of prisons is needed, San Francisco Chronicle 7/26/12

Editorial: STATE: Prison candor, Press-Enterprise 7/24/12

Prisons agency opposes interview bill, SF Chronicle 7/24/12

California prisons object to expanding media access to inmates, Los Angeles Times 7/23/12

Sheriff’s Department considers variety of options to ease jail overcrowding, Daily News 7/22/12

Sheriff’s Department considers variety of options to ease jail overcrowding, Contra Costa Times 7/22/12

Sheriff’s Department considers variety of options to ease jail overcrowding, Pasadena Star News 7/22/12

‘Building jail will add to San Mateo debt’, Press TV 7/14/12

REDWOOD CITY: Local Occupy movement protests against new jail, KTVU 7/14/12

The Pacifica Evening News, 7/10/12 (interview begins at 17:50)

Bad Things Happen in the Dark, Op-ed News 7/3/12

Prison Crisis: Local Solution?, Making Contact 6/26/12

Advocates push for access to inmates and ability to scrutinize institutions, The Final Call 6/19/12

New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners, SF Weekly 6/13/12

Senate Committee on Public Safety votes to lift the media access ban on California prisons, SF Bay View 6/12/12

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 6/12/13 (interview starts at 20:45)

Sojourner Truth, KPFK 6/12/13

Legislators Weigh Wider Media Access to Prisoners, KQED 6/11/12

Supes Suggest Light, Airy New Jail Designs, South San Francisco Patch 6/6/12

County ready to plan jail, Daily Journal 6/5/12

Viewpoints: Fear mongers were wrong about prison system’s ‘realignment’, Sacramento Bee 5/29/12

State needs to stop building more prisons, Oakland Tribune LTE 5/23/12

Editorial: Behind the barbed wire of California’s prisons, Los Angeles Times 5/23/12

Is it time to allow in-person inmate interviews again?, KPCC 5/23/12

End vicious cycle of more money for jails and prisons, LTE Sacramento Bee 5/18/12

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 5/16/12 (interview begins at 4:45)

Gov. Brown increases prison budget, cuts basic services, SF Bay View 5/14/12

Supes Spend $16.5 Million on New County Jail, Patch 5/10/12

County approves jail contracts, Daily Journal 5/9/12

San Mateo County Approves Funding for New Jail, KQED 5/9/12

San Mateo County supervisors poised to plunk down $16.5 million for initial costs of building new jail, Mercury News 5/8/12

San Mateo County Jail, KQED 5/8/12 (interview at 35 sec)

The Pacifica Evening News,  KPFA 5/7/12 (interview at 30:32 mins)

Corrections’ master plan falls short, Capitol Weekly 5/3/12

CDCR’s “Future of California Corrections” Far-Reaching But Not Far Enough, CA Progress Report 5/2/12

The Pacifica Evening News, 4/25/12

California releases plan to cut billions in prison spending, SF Bay View 4/24/12

Officials announce sweeping overhaul of California prisons, Los Angeles Times 4/24/12

CURB Urges Alternative to Jail Expansion, Topanga Messanger 4/19/12

ACLU is critical of state prison realignment, Los Angeles Times 3/22/12

Black East Palo Alto residents tell stories of their plight at ‘Protest Racism’ rally, Mercury News 3/21/12

Think Outside The Cage, KPFK 3/17/12

California to dish out $602 million for jail construction, KALW News 3/8/12

Community Groups Reject LA County Bid For $100M Grant To Build New Jails, CBS Los Angeles 3/7/12

Demandan gasto social, no cárceles, La Opinión 3/6/12

Opponents of jail expansion protest downtown, Annenberg Radio News 3/6/12

Opposition Grows to Massive LA Jail Expansion, Santa Monica Dispatch 3/5/12

Sheriff Baca may outsource inmates, cut sentences to 15 percent in crowded L.A. county jails, Pasadena Star-News 2/28/12

A night and a morning with Occupy Skid Row, L.A. Activist 2/23/12

Today on Your Call: What’s next for prison reform?, KALW 2/22/12

Prisoners, activists bring attention to US criminal justice system, Free Speech Radio 2/20/12

Fresno jail protesters call for more rehabilitation programs, ABC 2/20/12

Activists Rally at County Jail, KSEE 2/20/12

Civic Circus, Uprising Radio on KPFK 1/31/12

Protesters tell supervisors: more community services, fewer jails, Los Angeles Wave 1/26/12

Demonstrators Denounce Jail Expansion, Park Labrea News- Beverly Press 1/26/12

Avanza plan de más cárceles, La Opinión 1/25/12

Planean más cárceles en California, pese a situación financiera, Prensa Latina 1/25/12

LA County Jail Expansion Met With ‘No New Jails’ Protest (PHOTOS), Huffington Post 1/25/12

Public Officials Talk About Public Safety Realignment, ABC 23 Bakersfield, 1/25/12

Supes Balk at $5.7 Million Jails Report & Want Alternatives to Rebuilding CJ, Witness LA 1/25/12

Hundreds Protest LA County Jail Expansion Plan, CBS Los Angeles 1/24/12

L.A. County Board of Supervisors seek jail alternatives, Daily News 1/24/12

L.A. County Board of Supervisors seek jail alternatives, Contra Costa Time 1/24/12

L.A. County Board of Supervisors seek jail alternatives, Pasadena Star-News 1/24/12

Supervisors seek alternatives to rebuilding Men’s Central Jail
, Daily Breeze 1/24/12

L.A. County supervisors approve jails funding application, LA Times Blog 1/24/12

LA residents with CURB, alliance protest Sheriff Lee Baca’s proposal to expand the county’s jail, Yahoo News 1/24/12

Collateral Damage: Children and Prison Reform in California, Sense and Sensibility 1/20/12

How California’s lifers are dying inside, UK Guardian 1/19/12

Activists Oppose LA County Jail Expansion, Call for Release of Prisoners Instead of More Prisons, Uprising Radio KPFK 1/17/12

Gov. Jerry Brown plans $1 billion in prison cuts, San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/12

Jail Discussion to Continue Beyond Town Hall Meeting, Redwood City Patch 1/12/12

One year later, early release program brings parent inmates home, KALW 1/12/12

Stopping Prison Construction Important First Step: More Reductions in Corrections Spending Needed to Protect Social Services, California Progress Report 1/11/12

The Pacifica Evening News, KPFA 1/6/12 (minutes 20)

California Press on Prison Spending:

Prison plans under scrutiny from ACLU, Record Net 3/22/12

Dispute widens over Sacramento County sheriff’s jail funding priorities, Sacramento Bee 3/22/12

ACLU: Counties focus on jail expansion, not inmate reduction, OC Register 3/21/12

Is Prison Realignment Working In San Diego?, KPBC 3/21/12

ACLU Report Critical Of California’s Prison Realignment Program, CBS San Francisco 3/21/12

ACLU sees opportunities as thousands of criminals flood California counties, KPCC 3/21/12

ACLU issues report on prison, sentencing changes, UT San Diego 3/21/12

New ACLU report on costly realignment – counties ignoring cheaper, better alternatives, Mercury News 3/21/12

Jerry Brown’s California budget slashes $1 billion from prisons, KPCC 1/7/12

 

2011

Press ReleasesPress Coverage | Prison News

Press Releases:

December 2011: Communities Continue Push for Prison and Jail Moratorium

December 2011: CURB Alliance Announces National Board of Advisors

November 2011: $600 Million More for Jails; $600 Million Less for Education and Health

November 2011: Realignment Used to Push Jail Expansion Across California

October 2011: Organizations Demand No New Jail Beds in Sacramento

September 2011: California Organizations Issue Report Card on County Prisoner Realignment Plans

September 2011: CDCR Plans to Release 4,000 Primary Caregivers from Women’s Prisons

September 2011: Community Organizations Demand Alternatives in Prisoner ‘Realignment’, Confront LA Board of Supervisors

August 2011: 13 States Closing Prisons While California Continues to Build

May 2011: California Organizations Outline Smart, Safe, Prison Population Reduction Strategies

May 2011: Groups Demand Population Reduction Measure Not Costly Jail Construction

News Coverage of CURB:

Leasing Through the Back Door: The Private Financing of “Public” Prisons, Nation of Change 12/31/11

Stop LA Jail Expansion, Save LA County, Ella’s Voice Blog 12/19/11

Realignment: How Not To Do It, the Construction Version, California Correctional Crisis Blog 12/18/11

California Prisons: Does Realignment Mean Reform?, Sense & Sensibility 12/17/11

Stealth Bonds Building New Prisons, CalWatchdog 12/16/11

California Observations, 12/16/11

If Realignment Is an Opportunity Let’s Not Waste It On Building Costly Jail Beds, California Progress Report 11/25/11

Opinion: Is realignment an opportunity? If so, let’s not waste it on building costly jail beds, Capitol Weekly 11/23/11

Three prisoners die in hunger strike related incidents CDCR withholds information from family members, fails to report deaths, SF Bay View 11/18/11

$600 million more for jails; $600 million less for education and health, Press TV 11/17/11

Turning jails into prisons: An open door or bridge to nowhere?, Sign on San Diego 11/17/11

California Needs to Fund Public Education and Social Services, Not Prisons, California Progress Report 11/14/11

Community Leaders Call County’s Realignment Plans an Insult, Black Voice News 11/10/11

California invests millions in new jails to deal with overcrowding, KALW 11/9/11

Many counties fail to learn costly state lessons and still to expand jail capacity, Daily Cal 11/1/11

Groups To Protest Reopening Of County Jail, KFBK Radio 10/31/11

State tells San Mateo County not to bother applying for jail construction funds, Mercury News 10/28/11

Guest speaker to discuss prison overcrowding, OC Register 10/26/11

Inmate realignment also means corrections layoffs, ABC News 10/24/11

Jail expansion: Counties seek millions from state, San Francisco Chronicle 10/24/11

Lack of local services limits prison mom release program, HealthyCal 10/23/11

Prison mental health spending questioned during state budget cuts, ABC 10/21/11

California Can (and Should) Do Better, Just Policy Blog 10/18/11

Editorial: Horsley & Munks Attempt to Shove a New County Jail Down Our Collective Throats, Palo Alto Free Press 10/10/11

San Mateo County brews a fresh idea for new jail, SF Examiner 10/9/11

Many Counties Fail to Learn State Lessons and Continue to Expand Jail in Response to Prisoner Realignment, California Progress Report 10/6/11

San Mateo County supervisors give sheriff the nod to build big jail, Mercury News 10/4/11

Legislation Shifts State Prisoners to Local Jurisdictions, Gilroy Patch 10/4/11

California builds more prisons while other states close theirs, CAIVP 10/4/11

County Gets High Marks in Prisoner-Shift Program, The Watsonville Patch 10/4/11

Here come the Inmates, The Daily Post 10/3/11

San Mateo County’s Realignment Plan Gets an ‘F‘, Bay Citizen 10/1/11

CA Should Regain Its Lead in Setting National Trends and Stop Building New Prisons and Jails, California Progress Report 9/28/11

California’s Three Strikes Reform Advocates Look Hard at 2012 Ballot Measure, Neon Tommy 9/27/11

No money for failed corrections schemes, Letter to the Editor – Contra Costa Times 9/25/11

No money for failed corrections schemes, Letter to the Editor – Mercury News 9/25/11

Don’t fund more jails, Letter to the Editor – Sacramento Bee 9/24/11

Make prevention part of realignment, San Bernardino Sun 9/24/11

California Puts Into Motion Alternative Custody for Incarcerated Moms, COLORLINES 9/20/11

CDCR to release 4,000 primary caregivers from women’s prisons, SF Bay View 9/19/11

Thousands of Parolees to be Released to LA County, KTLA 9/6/11

America’s war on drugs: 40 years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results, KALW 8/24/11

More incarceration is not the answer, San Francisco Bay View 8/22/11

More incarceration is not the answer, Nation of Change 8/21/11

More Incarceration Is Not the Answer, YES! Magazine 8/19/11

California spending billions to build new prisons, San Francisco Chronicle 8/14/11

After the Hunger Strike: Criminal Justice Activist Discusses the Potential Impact of Prisoners’ Action, Alternet 8/8/11

Groups march and rally across California to end Mass Incarceration, Hard Knock Radio on KPFA 6/16/11

Press Conference Marks 40th Anniversary of Nixon Drug War Declaration, Drug War Chronicle 6/16/11

Groups march and rally across California to end the failed 40 year war on drugs, Sojourner Truth Radio, 6/16/11

Building barriers against crime in San Mateo, SF Examiner 6/15/11

40 Years of Drug War Failure, Street Sheet 6/15/11

Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary, Huffington Post 6/14/11

Ruling on prison overcrowding could slam San Mateo county jails, SF Examiner 6/11/11

Viewpoints: Prison edict backlash reveals race bias, Fresno Bee 6/8/11

Applaud High Court, Oakland Tribune 6/7/11

Alameda County prepares for influx of inmates as state reduces prison population, The SF Gate 6/6/11

Alameda County prepares for influx of inmates as state reduces prison population, Oakland North 6/6/11

Viewpoints: Prison edict backlash reveals race bias, Sacramento Bee 6/5/11

Across CA, Jails Not Ready to Relieve Prison Overcrowding, California Progress Report 6/3/11

California Women Prisons: Inmates Face Sexual Abuse, Lack Of Medical Care And Unsanitary Conditions, Hufffington Post 6/3/11

New Opportunities for Real Justice in Calif. Prison Supreme Court Ruling, Alternet 6/2/11

What is the best way to reintegrate prisoners into society?, Your Call – KALW & KUSP 6/2/11

Across CA, Jails Not Ready to Relieve Prison Overcrowding, New America Media 6/2/11

Supreme Court Orders California Prison System to Relieve Overcrowding, Uprising Radio 6/1/11

“Three strikes” foes see hope in ruling, San Diego Union Tribune 5/30/11

Change state prison system, Letter to the Editor – Long Beach Telegram 5/29/11

Court Ruling Puts Three-Strikes Reform Back on Radar, New America Media 5/27/11

Court Ruling Puts Three Strikes Reform Back On Radar, Black Voice News 5/26/11

Fix our prisons: It makes ethical and financial sense, Letter to Editor – San Francisco Chronicle 5/26/11

Shifting the inmates is not enough, Letter to the Editor – San Francisco Chronicle 5/26/11

Rethink crime and punishment, Letter to the Editor – San Francisco Chronicle 5/26/11

Prison Release or Prison Reform?, New America Media 5/25/11

Supreme Court’s Order to Slash CA’s Prison Population Is a Cue to Get Serious About Real Social Investment, Alternet 5/24/11

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce California Prison Population, New America Media 5/24/11

Supreme Court rules Calif. must reduce inmates, People’s World 5/24/11

Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates, Colorlines 5/24/11

Local reaction to Supreme Court California prison ruling, ABC Local 5/23/11

State Prisons told to Reduce Overcrowding by 46,000, KIEM TV 5/23/11

Supreme Court upholds ruling to reduce California prison population, Bay View 5/23/11

Supreme Court Upholds Order for California To Cut Prison Population, Drug War Chronicle 5/23/11

The New Jim Crow: Our Role in Incarceration Nation, LA Progressive 5/13/11

Groups demand realignment of priorities in county jails, Bay View 5/4/11

Challenge the criminalization of our youth!, Bay View 5/4/11

Building a Budget for Humanity in California, Street Spirit 4/11

Cut Prison Budget, Letter to the Editor – Fresno Bee 3/17/11

Sentencing Costs too Much, Letter to the Editor – Sacramento Bee 3/16/11

Repression Breeds Resistance: Reflections on 10 Years of the Prison Industrial Complex, Left Turn 3/11/11

California’s Strange View on Prisons, Sacramento Bee 2/7/11

Budget critics suggest alternatives, San Francisco Chronicle 2/2/11

California Press on Prison Spending:

Editorial: L.A. County should be careful on jails, LA Times 11/23/11

Editorial: County should cut U.S. inmates to free up beds, Sacramento Bee 10/29/11

Editorial: Adding jail space should be last resort, Sacramento Bee 10/21/11

Editorial: Are counties up to task of realignment?, Sacramento Bee 10/2/11

Editorial: Santa Clara County could serve as a model for state’s effort to be smarter on crime, Mercury News 10/1/11

Editorial: Plan to release nonviolent women inmates overdue, Fresno Bee 9/16/11

Editorial: Prison release policy will save money, lives, Sacramento Bee 9/16/11

Editorial: Women inmates won’t just be let out, Modesto Bee 9/16/11

Life with parole about a 20-year term, study says, San Francisco Chronicle 9/16/11

Editorial: ‘Parenthood parole’ pitfalls, LA Times 9/14/11

Women’s prisons closures good fiscal, social policy, San Francisco Chronicle 9/13/11

The Prisons, the Universities and California, NBC 9/4/11

Editorial: Prison spending is budget at its dumbest, The Monterey County Herald 9/1/11

Education vs. Prisons: Shifting Priorities, The Bay Citizen 8/30/11

Editorial: Get ready, California counties, here come the inmates, LA Times 8/30/11

Editorial: Young lifers deserve chance for redemption, Sacramento Bee 8/25/11

Contra Costa Times editorial: California should limit the Three Strikes Law, Contra Costa Times 7/27/11

Fiscal and prison overcrowding crises could lead to Three-Strikes reform, Oakland Tribune 7/24/11

Californians would rather ease penalties than pay more for prisons, LA Times 7/21/11

Press-Democrat editorial: Curbing the high cost of three strikes, Press Democrat 7/11/11

Opinion: The Supreme Court Got it Right on Prison Overcrowding in California, Fox News Latino 6/10/11

Mercury News editorial: Three Strikes can’t take credit for less crime, Mercury News 6/8/11

Dan Walters: ‘Three-strikes’ law overblown, study says, Orange County Register 6/6/11

Los Angeles Times editorial: Too costly for prison, Los Angeles Times 5/31/11

Our View: Brown shows courage on prison issues, Merced Sun-Star 5/2/11

Fresno Bee editorial: Other views: Leadership absent from prison budget proposal, Fresno Bee 3/7/11