Our very own Noah Miska made another comic! Now it’s your turn–tell our Supervisors that Santa Cruz doesn’t want $24 million to build a bigger jail! Our County should not be investing more resources in a system that targets poor families and families of color. Let’s uplift our community by taking action and spreading the […]

Assembly member Mark Stone of Santa Cruz and Monterey has recently introduced a policy that would allow counties to continue to transfer prisons to other county jails. Since we heard the news, we have been working with local organizations in the Monterey Bay area to let the Assemblymember and the Legislature know that we do NOT support the coerced […]

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 […]

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