The People’s Plan for Prison Closure

by Amber Rose Howard

As a coalition of more than 80 organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons, reduce the number of existing prisons,  and redirect funding to build the infrastructure of vulnerable communities, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) strongly supports Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal for prison closures.

Our community is proud to share this report: The People’s Plan for Prison Closure (PPPC). The PPPC is a visionary roadmap that demands bold commitments to justice reinvestment. It provides detailed recommendations including: the prioritization of ten prisons to close in the next five years, and why; a call to close all women’s prisons; an analysis of cost-savings to be captured and reinvested in impacted communities; and data-driven information about the roles racism and draconian sentencing continue to play in both prison expansion and overcrowding.

Read the full report here. 


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