NV-Cure Book Drives for Prisoners at FMWCC

Attention ALL NV-CURE Members and Supporters:

ANYONE with paperback books to donate to prisons in Nevada, please contact us and arrange donation. These people need books - please help. Thank you.

PAPERBACK BOOKS ONLY.
Spread the word!

--> All books must be paperback. NO HARD COVERS.

Anyone with books to donate should contact:

(phone Nevada Cure at 702.347.1731)

When the NDOC approves the donations, it may take 6-8 weeks.

Thank you for your help.

DONATE BOOKS NOW. Do not be late.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Criminal Justice Discussion May 21st includes John Witherow

Time: 5:45 – Discussion starts promptly at 6pm so please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance!


Please come to the Power of Justice: A Criminal Justice Discussion forum on Monday 21st of May in Las Vegas. John Witherow among others of Nevada Cure will be participating! Together we will end mass incarceration!

Address:
Victory Missionary Baptist Church
500 West Monroe Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Time: 
Monday May 21st, 6-8 PM

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Spring issue of our Nevada Cure Newsletter is out now!

Our Informational Bulletin nr 28 (March 2018) is available to read online here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07-M217YPaXWnNCOVNtMVhhQlU1UVB0c2lzbGZjQXZkOXNj/view?usp=sharing

We need volunteers for our activities!

Also, there have been no responses from any Nevada attorneys for a potential class action for Hep C treatment in Nevada's prisons, which offer no medical care for Hep C sufferers.

Please spread the word, get involved!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Our latest Info-Bulletin with news on Nevada canteen prices being higher than in other states

Here is Nevada Cure's January 2018 Informational Bulletin, covering many topics, amongst them:

- An In Memoriam for attorney Carl Potter III, and a call to help raise funds for the Cal J. Potter, III, Memorial Fund, for a Civil Rights Clinic at UNLV Boyd School of Law.

- A hurray that Kirstin Lobato was finally released!!

Attention NDOC Population – Canteen Prices
By Don Sherman, Death Row, ESP

We recently obtained a copy of a Catalog for Access Securepak California Quarterly Package  program (californiaqp.com). Curiously, the address is in Sparks, NV, the same as our vendor. Now get this – the prices are almost one half of what we and our families pay! No joke, here are a few
examples:

Nike Air Overplay Shoes: CA – $56.95  - - - - - - - - - NV –$ 97.85!
Reebok Kobo Sandals: CA - $16.00- - - - - - - - - - - -  NV - $30.70
Maxwell House 8 oz. coffee: CA - $5.80 - - - - - - - - - NV - $11.10
Amp’d 15” and 13” TV w/CD player & FM tuner:
CA-$219.95 and $179.95- - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - -  NV 13” - $325.00

Plus, they offer California a vastly wider variety of food, drink, clothing, hygiene products, and appliances.
This practice of pricing our package items at extortive rates and imposing arbitrary small selections must end. The previous NDOC administration was clearly using our program as a means to fund the state, not as a benefit to the inmate population. The statutes in NRS give the Board of Corrections / Director the authority to institute programs “for the benefit of all inmates.” How is extorting the inmate population and their families in any way a benefit for us? These programs were corrupted by greed, mismanagement, and an obvious disregard for our care and benefit.

It’s time we acted to change this. It is time to show unity and act! In Nevada, the prisoner population has little social/political representation. The absence of support from the outside community enables NDOC to act with impunity, misuse our programs and welfare fund, over-price our canteen, and
abuse us in general. We must get involved!

Please ask your families, friends, and attorneys to contact NV-CURE and coordinate to protest the mistreatment of NV prisoners!

Also, ask your people to go online to the NDOC website, go to family services, and send the Director their objections regarding the extortive prices on our food and clothing items. Please act!

Have your people log on to californiaqp.com, print out the catalog (or specific pages of it) and mail it in to you. Then, file grievances and attach those pricing pages as proof. Bombard the Director’s office with calls and emails! Complaints from the outside carry much more weight than complaints from us.

Please pass this newsletter around the yard. Ask people to actually do something and make an effort instead of bitching about shit and doing nothing. If we all make a concerted effort, we can cause change! NV-CURE is our best bet. They are the only organization in Nevada looking out for us, and we should try to throw as much support their way as we can.

Please have your families, friends, and attorneys contact NV-CURE and ask how they can help or how to coordinate action to Director Dzurenda’s office.

Let’s make some noise and give it a shot. A few of us are trying, but if a few thousand of us had people call the Director’s office, that might produce results.

NOTE: NV-CURE apologizes. This article should have run 4 months ago. We overlooked it in our efforts. Sorry.

Here is the Nevada Cure January 2018 Informational Bulletin (Newsletter)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Help Nevada Cure send Holiday Cards to Prisoners

Attention all NV-CURE Members and Supporters:

NV-CURE will be sending Christmas Cards to all our Members in prison.
We need help addressing, stamping, writing and mailing the Christmas Cards.  If you can help, be at the following locations:

Saturday, 12/9/17, 11 am to 3 PM at Grouchy John's Coffee Shop, 8520 S. Maryland Parkway, LV

Monday, 12/11/17, 11 am to 3 PM, Catholic Workers House, 500 W. Van Buren, LV.

As for writing, Just put: Very Best for the Holidays, NV-CURE Workers.  No notes or personal asides to the Members inside.  We do not want any problems.  Good going.
Be there to help if you can.  Thanks.
JOHN WITHEROW
                                     

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Our latest Information Bulletin, nr 26 (November 2017)

You are invited to read our latest Informational Bulletin with news and updates on Nevada Cure's work, the prison system in Nevada, NDOC, etc. You can read and download the November issue here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

In Nevada over 400 people are currently being held in prison past their release date

Senator Segerblom:
NV-CURE is e-mailing you regarding a serious problem with people being held in prison past their release dates. According to our information, over 400 people are currently being held in prison past their release dates. It costs approximately $20,000.00 per year for Nevada to incarcerate a person in prison.  That is $54.79 per day.  For over 400 people, that is over $21,917.00 PER DAY it is costing Nevada taxpayers to hold people in prison that should have been released and on their way to becoming productive members of our community.
WHY IS THIS?
NV-CURE requests that the Legislature find out the reason. The Legislature should summons the persons in Parole and Probation and in the NDOC, preferably the Community Resources person, to explain to the Legislature exactly why this is happening - and is a continuing and ongoing problem.
Twenty One Thousand Dollars a day is a substantial amount of money to spend to incarcerate people that should be in our communities supporting themselves.

Please initiate immediate action to resolve this problem.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Read our latest Informational Bulletin: Nevada Cure meets NDOC Director Dzurenda

Our latest Informational Bulletin contains a trove of news, and useful ideas on Nevada's prisons. Read it online here, where you can also download a copy and send it to a prisoner.

Nevada Cure Informational Bulletin May 2017, nr 23

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