Pushing forward a Moratorium on Prison and Jail Expansion

CURB Lobby Day - Group PhotoFrustrated with misguided policies that have packed our prisons and jails, drained our state budget and led to one of the highest recidivism rates in the country,
70 advocates, including family members with an incarcerated loved one, formerly imprisoned people, and youth
from across California traveled to Sacramento last week!

 We pushed for a moratorium on prison and jail expansion, common sense parole and sentencing reforms, and for the creation of incentives for counties to invest in alternatives to incarceration.

If didn’t make it to the Lobby Day contact your Legislator today and encourage them to:

   

The following 34 counties have indicated plans to expand their jails:

Amador * Butte * Calaveras * El Dorado * Fresno * Imperial * Kern * Kings * Los Angeles * Madera * Merced * Monterey * Napa * Orange * Placer * Riverside * Sacramento * San Bernardino * San Benito * San Diego * San Joaquin * San Luis Obispo * San Mateo * Santa Barbara * Santa Clara * Shasta * Siskiyou * Solano * Sonoma * Stanislaus * Sutter * Tulare * Tuolumne * Yolo


 CURB is currently organizing in several counties across California to fight for real solutions:

Sign the LA petition
to stop the L.A. County jail expansion: http://signon.org/sign/la-supervisors-stop-the-3
Sign the Riverside Petition 
Stop the Riverside County Supervisors from expanding
jail capacity and charging prisoners:
https://secure3.convio.net/taca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=663 

For more information, to set-up a petition or to mobilize in your County contact:

Emily Harris, CURB Coordinator: emily@curbprisonspending.org

(510) 435-1176
www.curbprisonspending.org

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