Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nevada Cure for People on Parole & Probation in Nevada

Attention all NV-CURE Members and Supporters:

According to information received by NV-CURE, People in Nevada who are on parole or probation are being advised by their P&P Officers that they may not associate in any manner with NV-CURE because members and supporters of our organization are convicted felons.

NV-CURE has communicated with P&P Chief Natalie Wood regarding this matter and is in the process of attempting to change or modify the association clause of the conditions of parole and probation.  Persons on parole or probation should be permitted to associate with NV-CURE in our legitimate activities reflected in our mission statement without fear of having their parole or probation revoked.

IF YOU KNOW of anyone on parole or probation who has been advised by a P&P Officer that they may NOT associate or join NV-CURE because our organization has convicted felon members, PLEASE have that person contact attorneys Travis Barrick and / or Cal Potter with the details.

Thank you for your attention to this problem.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Agenda for the Nevada Cure-Meeting of Jan. 28, 2015

This is the Agenda for the Monthly Meeting of Nevada Cure on Jan. 28th 2015:

Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC

MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

For January 28, 2015 : 6:30 PM PST

Meeting Location

Conference Room
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

702.347.1731
nevadacure.org

Conference Call Number and Code:

712-432-0926
Code: 493815#

The following is the Agenda for NV-CURE Monthly Meeting:

1. Identification of Members and Guests present at meeting and introduction of new

2. Approval of Agenda.

3. Approval of Minutes of previous meeting.

4. Open comments by members and guests.

5. Issues to be discussed at meeting:

continue as NV-CURE Treasurer. (John).

violations and retaliation. (Myra).

a. Discussion on Board of Directors of NV-CURE – duties and responsibilities.

b. Director Vote on removal of Greg MacWilliams as Director. (John)

c. Vote on appointment of Diana Henderson as Director pending next election.

d. Consent of Director by Michelle Revell to resign position as Director and

e. Vote on appointment of Sharnel Silvey as Director pending next election.

f. Over Use of Admin. Seg. for investigations and using ESP transfer for minor

g. State Boards of Medical Examiners, Nursing and Social Workers – use

h. Report by Fundraising Chair Maureen Mercer on activities.

6. Suggestions and recommendations for acts to be performed before next meeting.

7. Set date, time and place for next meeting. (Next Meeting February 25, 2015)

We welcome the participation of all Nevada CURE Members/Supporters and invite all to attend any monthly NV-CURE meetings that may be scheduled. We want all members to participate in the process.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Please Watch these to learn about the work of Nevada Cure!

Nevada Cure presents the following new video's:

We start with our president, John Witherow:



About Nevada Cure: our mission statement:



How you can help Nevada Cure:



We need Hepatitis C testing for those in prison in Nevada. Learn why:



Why Nevada needs an independent Ombudsman for its prison system:


Eliminate the "discretionary parole system" in Nevada:


Restore the vote for convicted felons. Why? Watch this video:



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Concern about the high number of deaths in the NV Department of Corrections: a letter to ACLU-NV

This is the text of a letter that a member of Nevada Cure sent to the ACLU in Nevada about the high number of deaths in the custody of Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC). Their response: just fill out their form. We have been gathering so much documentation on medical neglect since the class action lawsuit that ACLU settled with NDOC! 
We would like to see some more answers and pushes to real change, more transparency from ACLU and NDOC in this matter. The electorate and the taxpayers, but most of all, the people in prison have a right to know why so many people die inside of medical neglect or inadequate medical care, and what is being done to address this.

Nov. 15th, 2014:
Dear NV ACLU:

I am writing about my concern about the high number of deaths in the NV Department of Corrections.  Since I moved here 15 months ago, there have been 20+ deaths reported in the media with little or no information as to the cause of death.  As a matter of fact just today, I saw in the media that a 55 year old woman at FMWCC and a 28 year old man at High Desert both died!

It is well known that the NDOC does not treat hepatitis and perhaps many of these deaths are a result of painful deaths due to this disease? While I realize that HIPPA laws prohibit an individual's medical conditions to be revealed publicly, our state government is charged with the health and welfare of it's incarcerated population, no matter what.  

I moved here from Illinois where the IDOC was carefully and routinely monitored by the John Howard Association in Chicago who visited each facility over the course of every two years and distributed their findings publicly and to the state legislature about the conditions and problems at each facility. They have no authority over the IDOC but their public reports definitely have an impact on needed changes that are always found as a result of the tours and interviews with the staff and the inmates.  

Is anyone monitoring the NDOC, especially when it comes to the number of deaths among the inmates here?  I note that most of the deceased inmates are NOT old men/women but younger or middle age and not likely to be dying of "natural causes" that are associated with old age.  My husband is currently incarcerated with the NDOC and I am concerned for his welfare as well as the other American citizens who are not getting proper medical care.  

How can we as citizens of this state, get this critical issue addressed in Nevada?  

Thank you for your attention and I hope to get a response.
[G.A.]

Monday, November 24, 2014

Voices for Freedom for Tyrend Goins, Sr.

Voices for Freedom for Tyrend Goins, Sr.

Hello Readers!

Please join my children, my friends and me in trying to resolve this situation.

In April 2014, an agreement was signed with the judge, the district attorney’s office and the public defender’s office  and notarized by all parties.

We have not received a response from the Court since April 11, 2014 . The agreement was for time served (NRS 200.080).

We are looking for any help you may be able to offer.

Please contact Dr. Cesar and Rita Minera at (775)-825-4446 at Word of Life.

Copies of the agreement were sent to KOLO 8 News in Reno-Sparks.

Thank you for any help. (775) 858-8888

Friday, November 14, 2014

[Another!] Nevada inmate dies, at Summerlin Hospital

From Las Vegas Sun, Nov. 13th, 2014, comes this sad news:

"A Nevada inmate died last month at Summerlin Hospital of a medical condition, according to Corrections Department officials.

Officials said they could not locate any next of kin for Denise Leeellen Carlson, 58, who died Oct. 30."

Read more here.

If you are a journalist, please try to find out if there is a lack of medical care, or a reason why so many people in Nevada's prisons die of medical conditions. Thank you.

Nevada-Cure News and Articles

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