Thursday, November 15, 2018

#GivingTuesday: Please Donate to Nevada Cure!



Contact: 


Nevada Cure
John Witherow
Nevada Cure
Tel.: 702.347.1731
Email: Nevadacure@gmail.com
Nevadacure.org

Nevada Cure Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Pledges to find volunteers and be open to your donations.

Las Vegas, November 15th, 2018

This #GivingTuesday, November 27th, Nevada Cure will celebrate giving by finding volunteers and being open to your donations.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Nevada Cure is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that works on human rights issues concerning people incarcerated in Nevada and returning citizens. From our website:

“We are a support- and advocacy group of people whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada’s criminal justice system.

We offer compassionate caring and information to help prisoners, their families, and friends navigate “the system”.

Our board members hold a Monthly Meeting in Las Vegas which is also a teleconference.

We publish an Informational Bulletin for people inside and out.

We respond to prisoners' mail and we address structural problems in our meetings with the director of prisons.”

Our funds come mosty from donations.You can donate via Paypal in our sidebar or sending a donation to our email address. You can also send in money orders or cheques to our postal address (see left sidebar).

What our goals are


* For the coming months we are fundraising for our Informational Bulletins (readable online and printed and sent to our members inside and out), as well as for our ongoing costs to keep our organization running smoothly.

Gaining knowledge about the prison system, rules and regulations, new laws, politics, is very important, and Nevada Cure wants to inform both the public, its members as well as the members inside as well as possible.

* We are also in search of new volunteers to join our team for various tasks.

This is why we are joining #GivingTuesday this year!

Those who are interested in joining Nevada Cure’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit this page: http://www.nevadacure.org/p/donate-to-nevada-cure.html.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website , Facebook page or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

About Nevada Cure


In 2011 a small group restarted the Nevada chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errands (Cure). Nevada has had a reputation of prisoner health care negligence, staff to prisoner violence, very unhealthy prison food, and many more problems that thwart rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated citizens.

With help of volunteers, donations by generous people, and persistence, Nevada Cure has established itself as a dedicated group of volunteers addressing the problems inside the Nevada prison system, and creating more justice and fairness, and thereby less repeat offenders, and more safety.

To learn more about our work, please visit our website at: Nevadacure.org.
You are welcome to join us as a member. Please visit this website page to read more: http://www.nevadacure.org/p/what-you-can-do.html
Members pay an annual $10.00 and are invited for the meetings, and they receive the Informational Bulletin. We also have volunteer-members.

You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

You are needed to help sustain Nevada Cure!

Nevada Cure needs you! We need support for financing our Newsletters with news from the prisons in Nevada. The Nevada Cure Informational Bulletin is currently the only newsoutlet for (and by some of) the prisoners in Nevada.
With the sheer inhumane conditions prisoners have been enduring in Nevada, spreading the word about what goes on inside is essential: the public, the representatives of the people, needs to stay informed of human rights abuses, but also of opportunities for rehabilitation, injustice cases, etc.
Support Nevada Cure! Donate via Paypal: nevadacure@gmail.com,
or send a cheque to:

NV-CURE
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Email: Nevadacure @ gmail.com
Tel: 702.347.1731
Thank YOU!!
Our Informational Bulletins can be found here:

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.

Nevada-Cure News and Articles

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