Nevada Cure Resource Booklet 2016

Here you can download the 2016 Resource Guide for Nevada Prisoners. Please share this with a friend or lived one inside, thank you.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nevada Cure Monthly Meeting Agenda January 27 2016

MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
For January 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM PST

Meeting Location
Conference Room
Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Tel.: 702.347.1731
Nevadacure.org

Conference Call Number and Code:
Code: 493815#
Tel:712-432-0926

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

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

Nevada: 6 people on Hunger Strike at Ely State Prison!

This is from a letter sent in to Nevada-Cure about a hungerstrike begun at Ely State Prison from Christmas 2015 onwards. A 49 page handwritten letter is attached. PLEASE write to James Ofeldt in support of his effort and sacrifice to change conditions at the solitary confinement prison of Ely, Ely State Prison. Let's change the permanent lockdown and torture in Nevada!

23 dec. 2015
To Whom it may concern,

Enclosed you shall find a copy of A Manifesto to the Warden, written by a friend incarcerated at Nevada's Ely State Prison: James D. Ofeldt, NDOC # 81842.

As you will read, James has embarked on a hunger strike to protest condeitions at the facility. He is in need of assistance to call attention to the deplorable state of affairs at the prison to effect positive change in the environment for all of the inmates once and for all.

In spite of recent publicity exploring and exposing slackened standards at the prison and the ensuing legal decisions and court orders, conditions remain substandard: inadequate corporal, intellectual, medical, and mental health care services. It is his experience that neither the attitudes nor behaviors of the administration towards the inmates have fundamentally changed.

More guards may be employed to fulfill the letter of the law. If perceptions of the administration do not change to improve the actual treatment of the inmates, does that effort fulfill the spirit of the law?

It is James Ofeldt's desire and intention to call attention to the situation for the betterment of all inmates, especially those frail in body, mind, and spirit, unable or unwilling to speak up for themseves.

Please consider the significance of the message, rather than the situation of the messenger.

Your support and voice in this effort to improve the health, welfare, and well-being of the inmates at Ely State Prison would be greatly appreciated.

Written by Weston M. Peace on behalf of James Ofeldt.

Here is the text by James Ofeldt, which is an open letter to warden Renée Baker of Ely State Prison.

Here is his letter to NV Cure.

Please call or write the warden, Renée Baker, and acting Director McDaniel and tell them you know about the hungerstrike at Ely State Prison and you support the changes proposed by the men on hunger strike.

Warden Renée Baker:

P.O. Box 1989
Ely, Nevada 89301
Tel: (775) 289-1220

Interim Director E.K. McDaniel:

Stewart Facility
5500 Snyder Avenue, Bldg. 17
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Phone: (775) 887-3285

Supportletters to:

James Ofeldt #81842
ESP
P.O. Box 1989,
Ely, NV 89301

Friday, December 18, 2015

Huffington Post: Nevada: The Shooting Gallery

This is a featured story in the Huffington Post Highline, Dec. 2015, about guards using shotguns in the prisons run by NDOC, and the deadly results this practice brings with it.

AUTHOR: Dana Liebelson, ARTIST: Corey Brickley

Guards inside prisons shouldn't have guns. That's pretty much an accepted fact. Except in Nevada—and the results are mayhem and death.

In the solitary unit at High Desert State Prison in Nevada, the guards usually follow a simple practice: Never let two inmates out of their cells at once, because you never know what might go wrong. The prison is a massive complex less than an hour from Las Vegas, surrounded by electric fences with razor ribbon and then miles of brush and gravel. In “the hole,” as the solitary unit is known, inmates are isolated for around 23 hours a day—sometimes because they’re being punished, sometimes for their own protection. One evening last November, a 38-year-old corrections officer named Jeff Castro was supervising prisoners as they took turns in the shower cage when two inmates were released into the corridor at the same time.

Andrew Arevalo was a heavily tattooed, round-faced 24-year-old who had been convicted of stealing two paint machines. Carlos Perez, who was four years older, was serving time for hitting a man with a two-by-four and was due to get out of prison in March. Even though they both had their hands restrained behind their backs, they started trying to fight. To Steve McNeill, a prisoner who was watching from his cell, it looked pretty funny: two guys in T-shirts and boxer shorts yelling at each other, clumsily kicking at each other's shins and then backing away. “Neither could affect an effective offensive,” McNeill recalled. “It was like some awkward and quirky dance, then 'BOOM.'”

About 30 feet away, another officer was manning the control room—a trainee named John-Raynaldo Ramos. His job was to remotely open the cell doors from “the bubble,” the glass room overlooking the floor. The elevated booth is equipped with a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with 7 1/2-birdshot—the same tiny pellets that sport shooters use to blow apart clay pigeons and that hunters use to kill birds and rabbits. The windows of the bubble, which are reinforced with security bars, can be opened to aim a gun through. “Get on the ground,” Ramos ordered the two men.

...

Jackie Crawford, who served as Nevada's director of corrections from 2000 to 2005, also pointed to the state’s historically low staffing levels. She described an instance when inmates were fighting under a gun post at High Desert, but the officer was too close to fire on them. One inmate was seriously injured and subsequently died, she said. However, she added, “You can’t control inmates just with gun towers or other uses of force. There needs to be treatment, training, education and meaningful work programs.” The warden of High Desert when Perez was shot, Dwight Neven, defended the policy emphatically in court in June 2015, testifying that it protects officers. The law, he said, allows “my officers to break up even a small altercation in the dining hall with whatever level of force is necessary.”

Read the rest here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Our latest Info-Bulletin is available now!

Nevada Cure has just published its 14th Informational Bulletin for the months of November and December.

You can read an/or download this issue by clicking on this link.

Our imprisoned members will receive a printed version of this issue.

If you would like to donate to Nevada Cure and help send our Bulletin to members in prison, please send your most welcome donation to: 

NV-CURE, 
540 E. St. Louis Ave, 
Las Vegas NV 89104

Or send your donation via Paypal.

THANK YOU!!

Front page of IB 14 (2015)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monthy Meeting Agenda for November 18th

MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
For November 18, 2015: 6:30 PM PST

Meeting Location
Conference Room
Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Tel.: 702.347.1731
Nevadacure.org

Conference Call Number and Code:
Code: 493815#
Tel:712-432-0926

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

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

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:

  a. CURE International Special Meeting Report (John)

  b. Fundraising Report (Rich)

  c. Hep C Case Report (Alexis)

  d. Resource Booklet Report (Chris)

  e. Newsletter Report (Greg and John)

  f. ESP Book Drive (John)

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

7. Set date, time and place for next meeting. (Next Meeting January 27, 2016)

8. Adjourn meeting.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Our Monthly Meetings in November, December and January

The November 2015 Meeting of NV-CURE will be held on 11/18/15

There will NOT be a NV-CURE Meeting in December of 2015.

The January 2016 Meeting of NV-CURE will be held on 1/27/16.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Monthly Meeting Agenda Oct. 28, 2015

MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA

For October 28, 2015 : 6:30 PM PST

Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC

Meeting Location:

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

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 members/guests.

2. Approval of Agenda.


4. Open comments by members and guests.

5. Issues to be discussed at meeting:

  a. Discussion, Nomination of Adam Tingley, Legislative Coordinator and Vote (John).

  b. Discussion, Nomination of Deanna Franck, Prison Communications Specialist and vote (John).

  c. Headquarters Bldg. (John)

  d. Report on Fundraising Activities (Rich)

  e. Report on Resources Booklet (Chris)

  f. Report on 1st Video Editing (Parole) (Craig)

  g. Report on Hep C Case Status (Alexis)

  h. Report on NDOC Medical Case by ACLU (John)

  i. Report on Newsletter / Printer Collaboration (John)

  j. Report on DC Meeting (John)

  k. Big Thanks you to ALL for NV-CURE Work (John)

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

7. Set date, time and place for next meeting. (Next Meeting November 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.

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