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Budget Battle: May 14th Statewide Day of Action

Dear Supporter, Thanks to all of our pressure the jail construction debate is heating up in Sacramento! In yesterday’s hearing Senator Hancock said “we did not want to replicate our prison system jail by jail.” The Senate opposed Governor Brown’s budget proposal to grant an additional $500 million to expand jails and instead voted to…



Why Is LA County Locking Up So Many Women?

By Mary Sutton and Diana Zuñiga Printed in May, 5th LA Progressive. In the coming week, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will consider five multi-billion dollar jail expansion plans. All but one option proposes a new jail for women – a new 1,604-bed facility at the Mira Loma detention center in Lancaster. All options presented…



VICTORY! We defeated $4 billion in new prison & jail beds

Today, we celebrate the defeat of two terrible bills that would have unleashed at least $4 billion dollars in prison & jail construction funding on communities across California. This victory sends a clear message that Californians want a different future for their state and are willing to TAKE ACTION for a future that prioritizes jobs, education, housing, and…



What California Could Do With $500 Million, Instead of Build New Jails

Check-out our most recent resource for the How to Stop a Jail in Your Town Toolkit. Download the PDF. What California Could Do With $500 Million, Instead of Build New Jails California has spent over $1.7 billion subsidizing unnecessary jail expansion since 2011 and now proposes to waste another $500-$1,200 million on even more jails. Such…



Budget Battle: Stop $500 million in jail construction money!

Stop Jail Construction FundingAct Now!   Dear Supporter,Tomorrow California’s Assembly Budget Committee will be discussing a dangerous proposal that would add $500 million for jail construction to this year’s budget. Stopping this funding stream would mark an important victory for our loved ones, friends, neighbors and coworkers across California who have been fighting against the…



Who do you know in San Diego?

Things are livening up in San Diego in the fight against prison expansion at Donovan State Prison! This past week was truely inspiring: people came together to speak to the press, meet with legislators, make banners and posters, and to protest outside of the site of the new 792 bed prison in Otay Mesa. We need…



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

For Immediate Release –March 29, 2014 San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Saturday, March 29th in Otay a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues,…



San Diego Anti-Prison Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Extension

For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 Calls for California Decision-Makers to Act Immediately to Reduce the Prison Population and Cancel All Prison Expansion Plans Contact:  Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 213-864-8931 San Diego—On Wednesday, March 26th in San Diego a broad coalition of organizations representing housing, health care, faith, youth, women’s issues, criminal justice, and more will deliver a response letter to…



CURB's New York Times Letter to the Editor

Jail Reform in California Printed in the New York Times on MARCH 16, 2014 To the Editor: We at CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget) welcome your call for a sentencing commission to propose desperately needed sentencing reform here in California (“A Sentencing Commission for California,” editorial, March 10). Our coalition works to curb…



Saturday: Ending Mass Incarceration Through Justice Reinvestment

Dear Supporter, Two CURB member groups the California Prison Moratorium Project and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights are joining forces with a series of Valley organizations to host a special event in Fresno this Saturday, we hope to see you there! Join advocates, students, & community members for a panel discussion followed by breakout…