Santa Cruz Town Clock— On January 16, community members representing Santa Cruz County came together to voice opposition to California’s plans to pour another $500 million into jail construction (SB1022). The same day, the Board of State and Community Corrections met to confirm which counties will be awarded SB 1022 funds to build new jail facilities—whether […]
Check it out! This comic will also be featured in UC Santa Cruz’s 2014 Disorientation Guide. Feel free to click on the image for the full effect.
Download the pdf version here: CaliforniaRealignmentCrisis Text: The Crisis of Realignment California’s prisons are overcrowded. So overcrowded that in 2011, the US Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by 10,000 inmates. Instead of simply releasing them, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has tried to keep as many people […]
Movers and Shakers, As we wrap up the holiday weekend and prepare for an abundant new year, Sin Barras is looking forward to ending 2013 with a big bang! Our statewide coalition, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), is mobilizing to California’s Board & State Community Corrections Board Hearing this Wednesday December 4th to oppose jail expansion and […]
From Californian’s United for a Responsible Budget website: Our statewide coalition, CURB has reviewed the realignment plans of thirteen key counties in California. We selected the counties because they imprison the largest number of people in our state, send the largest share of people to state prison or are counties within which the majority of […]
Respond to City Council by email, pack meeting 7pm this Tuesday! Location: Santa Cruz City Council Chambers, Room 10 (809 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060) Read up more about Santa Cruz Public Safety Task Force’s problematic recommendations here Problematic “Public Safety” Recommendations to be Presented to City Council 12/3 by Steve Schnaar Tuesday Nov 26th, […]
November is on the horizon and we wanted to take a minute to keep everyone in the know of what’s ahead. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass the Sherrif’s jail proposal last week and we encourage everyone to help us brainstorm our next step. In other words.. we need all the creativity, community, and […]