California is at a crossroads. In the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis, looming massive deficits, and new calls for lawmakers to design a more racially equitable justice system. Prison spending is expected to hit an all-time high of $13 billion this year. Now more than ever, policymakers must take bold steps to reverse the decades-old trend of over- incarceration.
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Survivors of Crime Oppose Proposition 20, Request Mayors of California’s Largest Cities Join ThemNovember Ballot Initiative, Backed by State’s Largest Law Enforcement Associations, Would Increase Spending on Prisons, Widen Disparities and Reduce Investments in Communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2020 CONTACT:Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; firstname.lastname@example.org OAKLAND, Calif. –... Read More
$30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California Urgently Reduces Prison Populations to Curb Impact of COVID-19Philanthropies and nonprofits partner with the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom to provide much-needed reentry services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2020 CONTACT: Robin Rettmer, Amity Foundation, email@example.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, as COVID-19 spreads through prisons... Read More
Statewide Campaign Launches to Educate Californians on How $100 Billion in Excessive Prison Spending Locks State Out of Critical Investments, Encourage Voter Registration & ParticipationCalifornia Spends Astounding $50 Billion Every Year on Criminal Justice System; $100 Billion Spent on Prisons Since 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2020 CONTACT: Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; firstname.lastname@example.org OAKLAND, Calif. – A new... Read More
The Most Harmed, the Least Helped – Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice