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The LA tide is finally turning: Join us this week!

Dear Supporter, Come out to the LA BOS Join us in Adelanto L.A.Times tips us off again! Newly-elected L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis and current Supervisor Ridley-Thomas are bringing the Civilian Review Board back up for a vote on Tuesday! And, on Wednesday the new Adelanto City Council will discuss the plans to expand their…



How to CURB Prison Spending on #GivingTuesday

Click on links below for sample tweets!! Give $11: CURB has been fighting prisons for 11 years! Give $28: To celebrate Diana’s 28th birthday! Give $41: Stop 41 counties from building new jails! Give $65: 65 orgs fighting for #N0MoreJails! Give $145: We got 145 media hits so far in 2014! Give $230: Help us fight the LA…



Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Emily Harris

Interview by Dick Price on Justice Not Jails from November 17th, 2014. Now that Prop 47 has passed and a new Sheriff will soon be walking the beat in Los Angeles County, we thought we’d engage Emily Harris, the statewide coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget, which has been battling so hard to push California…



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

For Immediate Release – Nov 5th, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 California – Tonight, California voters passed criminal justice reform measure Proposition 47. The proposition changes the lowest level drug possession and petty theft crimes from felonies to simple misdemeanors for some people. Although re-sentencing is not guaranteed, up to 10,000 people…



A World Without Walls: An Event You Don't Want to Miss

Dear Supporter,  RSVP for “A World Without Walls” I am so excited to let you know about a new project with Californians United for a Responsible Budget and the American Studies Association dedicated to creating dialogue between scholars and community activists. The kickoff event, “A World Without Walls: Community Conversations on Carceral California” will include leading scholars…



Getting a Finger on the Pulse With Diana Zuñiga

October 12, 2014 in the Justice Not Jails Newsletter. Catching up with Diana Zuñiga isn’t easy these days. If she’s not testifying before the LA County Board of Supervisors against the construction of an unneeded Mira Loma women’s jail, she’s helping to organize the recent Justice On Trial Film Festival at Cal State Long Beach. Or…



Nov 4th: Locked Down, Locked Out – Bay Area Book Launch & Conversation

Please help spread the word… Join us November 4th, for conversation, snacks, beverages, contemplation and celebration, for the Bay Area launch of “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better“! Author Maya Schenwar will read from her book and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities — and…



Environmental Hazards at Proposed Women's Jail Site!

Dear Supporter, Jails are ruining the health and well being of our communities! Last week, some of the Los Angeles No More Jails group attended the Initial Environmental Impact meeting and today some of us are at the Board of Supervisors to make sure they follow this process. We were alarmed to hear last week…



Exposing a national crisis in Black mental health behind bars

Printed September 10, 2014 in the SF BayView by Mark-Anthony Johnson When Dr. Samuel Cartwright coined the term “drapetomania” in 1864, he advanced a historical agenda to secure Black subjugation in America. Cartwright’s diagnosis of the desire for freedom amongst enslaved Africans as a form of psychosis exposes two important realities about mental health in…



Thank You from #NoMoreJails

Dear Supporter, My name is Christina and I have been working with Los Angeles No More Jails (LANMJ) as a member of Critical Resistance LA for the past few months.  I am now taking the CURB Media Internship to help our Los Angeles crew persuade more Angelenos to stand up and speak out against jail…