Close California Prisons, Build Vibrant Communities

Critical Resistance


Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a coalition of 70+ organizations across the state, including Critical Resistance, united to fight against imprisonment and policing spending at a statewide level. This coalition is working on a #CloseCAPrisons campaign which aims to close 10 prisons in California by 2025. At Critical Resistance, we have a practice of not showing elements of the Prison Industrial Complex, including prison bars, unless they are physically being broken¬†down.¬†To that end, the imagery in this poster design visually represents the idea of California breaking away from cages and investing in growth, illustrated by the growing vines. The accompanying copy, “Close California Prisons, Build Vibrant Communities,” further supports that message.