Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum: Saturday, 14 September

Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum to be Held by LA No More Jails Coalition FREE OUR SISTERS! Community Solutions Not Jail Construction Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 2 pm Art Share L.A. 801 E 4th Place Los Angeles, CA 90013 CURB, Critical Resistance and LA No More Jails will hold a community event this Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 2-5 pm. Free Our Sisters, an event to inform the community about the unfair and unjust practices in California prisons, presents several remarks … [Read more...]

Jerry Brown’s Corrections Budget Revise: More Cages, Little Else

Last week, Governor Brown released his May Budget Revise, which advocates who have been pushing for comprehensive prison population reduction reforms were anxious to see.  We hoped that the minor reforms to good-time credits, medical parole, and elder parole from the Governor’s court-ordered population reduction plan would find their way into the revise. However, last Tuesday’s revised budget shows, yet again, that Jerry Brown is not committed to any sustainable change in prison policy and … [Read more...]

CURB Pushes Brown for Humane Realignment Plan

On April 11th, the Ninth Circuit Court’s issued its most forceful order yet, requiring Governor Jerry Brown to finally bring the state into compliance with basic constitutional protections by reducing the state prison population to 137.5% of design capacity by the end of 2013. The Governor’s reluctance to fully follow the court order in its entirety highlights the grim reality that plagues California’s prison system – and the growing need for a smart, strategic plan that looks at real … [Read more...]