Nevada Cure Resource Booklet 2016

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

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.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Why is Tyrend Goins, Sr still in prison after it was ORDERED that he is immediately released from custody?

We received documents from Tyrend Goins, who has been in Nevada's prison system for 17 years on a charge which was recently nullified due to newly discovered evidence, exculpating him from the original charge against him.

Tyrend is however still in prison! This cannot be right! Nevada is holding a man whose charge was nullified. Surely NDOC should not let this injustice and this costly situation remain as it is! The Judge even granted Tyrend's Amended 28 U.S.C. par 2241 Motion in September of 2014, and orders that he is immediately released from custody prison.

Here is what Tyrend wrote that was posted on the SF Bay View website on May 27th, 2014:

"The truth is out that I did not kill Melvener Winston. MRSA was the cause of her passing. I want my mother’s side to know the truth. My six children and five grandchildren want to meet their relatives.

My grandfather is Joseph Dillion. My grandmother is Kay Francis. They lived in the San Francisco area. My mother, Brenda, was the first of their eight children, who were born between 1957 and 1969 in San Francisco General Hospital. The only other names I remember are Nadeen and Darlene.

I’m waiting to go back to court to be vindicated and released. If you can help us find our family, please email tashyiabrown@yahoo.com or write to me: Tyrend Goins, Sr., 59050, NNCC, P.O. Box 7000, Carson City, NV 89702."

Below are the documents as hyperlinked above. We ask those in power to investigate this injustice and to not allow an innocent man to be incarcerated one day longer!


April 11th, 2014 Tyrend Goins: evidence withheld for 17 years clears him from homicide-doc 1
April 11th, 2014 Tyrend Goins: evidence withheld for 17 years clears him from homicide- doc 2
April 11th, 2014 Tyrend Goins: evidence withheld for 17 years clears him from homicide- doc 3




Tyrend Goins Letter to Public Defender Evie Grosenick, Reno, Nevada, June 19th 2014 on filing a federal 28 U.S.C. paragraph 2241 Motion.

Tyrend Goins filing his federal 28 U.S.C. paragraph 2241 Motion Challenging Confinement on Constitutional Grounds and Demanding a Habeas Corpus Hearing, September 2014.
Tyrend Goins' federal 28 U.S.C. paragraph 2241 Motion granted, September 2014 ORDERED that Plaintiff is immediately released from custody prison.


Friday, October 31, 2014

All prison systems should have an independent monitor or ombudsman

This is from a text from the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section, in a recommendation to the House of Delegates, concerning effective monitoring of prisons

It was written in 2008, and Nevada Cure thinks that this should be implemented in Nevada and everywhere else.

This type of MONITORING is exactly what is needed in Nevada.  We believe the independent ombudsman would serve this purpose. Please pass the Ombudsman Bill introduced by Senator Segerblom.

Here you can find Minutes of the Advisory Commission on the  Administration of Justice Meeting of May 1st, 2014, in which NV-Cure Director John Witherow explained the need for an Ombudsman to monitor NDOC. 

Alternatively, make NV-CURE an Independent Monitor and give us the power, money and staff that can do the job that needs to be done.  Thank you.
 
KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EFFECTIVE MONITORING
OF CORRECTIONAL AND DETENTION FACILITIES

1. The monitoring entity is independent of the agency operating or utilizing the correctional or detention facility.

2. The monitoring entity is adequately funded and staffed.

3. The head of the monitoring entity is appointed for a fixed term by an elected official, is subject to confirmation by a legislative body, and can be removed only for just cause.

4. Inspection teams have the expertise, training, and requisite number of people to meet the monitoring entity’s purposes.

5. The monitoring entity has the duty to conduct regular inspections of the facility, as well as the authority to examine, and issue reports on, a particular problem at one or more facilities.

6. The monitoring entity is authorized to inspect or examine all aspects of a facility’s operations and conditions including, but not limited to: staff recruitment, training, supervision, and discipline; inmate deaths; medical and mental-health care; use of force; inmate violence; conditions of confinement; inmate disciplinary processes; inmate
grievance processes; substance-abuse treatment; educational, vocational, and other programming; and reentry planning.

7. The monitoring entity uses an array of means to gather and substantiate facts, including observations, interviews, surveys, document and record reviews, video and tape recordings, reports, statistics, and performance-based outcome measures.

8. Facility and other governmental officials are authorized and required to cooperate fully and promptly with the monitoring entity.

9. To the greatest extent possible consistent with the monitoring entity’s purposes, the monitoring entity works collaboratively and constructively with administrators, legislators, and others to improve the facility’s operations and conditions.

10. The monitoring entity has the authority to conduct both scheduled and unannounced inspections of any part or all of the facility at any time. The entity must adopt procedures to ensure that unannounced inspections are conducted in a reasonable manner.

11. The monitoring entity has the authority to obtain and inspect any and all records, including inmate and personnel records, bearing on the facility’s operations or conditions.

12. The monitoring entity has the authority to conduct confidential interviews with any person, including line staff and inmates, concerning the facility’s operations and conditions; to hold public hearings; to subpoena witnesses and documents; and to require that witnesses testify under oath.

13. Procedures are in place to enable facility administrators, line staff, inmates, and others to transmit information confidentially to the monitoring entity about the facility’s operations and conditions.

14. Adequate safeguards are in place to protect individuals who transmit information to the monitoring entity from retaliation and threats of retaliation.

15. Facility administrators are provided the opportunity to review monitoring reports and provide feedback about them to the monitoring entity before their dissemination to the public, but the release of the reports is not subject to approval from outside the monitoring entity.

16. Monitoring reports apply legal requirements, best correctional practices, and other criteria to objectively and accurately review and assess a facility’s policies, procedures, programs, and practices; identify systemic problems and the reasons for them; and proffer
possible solutions to those problems.

17. Subject to reasonable privacy and security requirements as determined by the monitoring entity, the monitoring entity’s reports are public, accessible through the Internet, and distributed to the media, the jurisdiction’s legislative body, and its top elected official.

18. Facility administrators are required to respond publicly to monitoring reports; to develop and implement in a timely fashion action plans to rectify problems identified in those reports; and to inform the public semi-annually of their progress in implementing
these action plans. The jurisdiction vests an administrative entity with the authority to redress noncompliance with these requirements.

19. The monitoring entity continues to assess and report on previously identified problems and the progress made in resolving them until the problems are resolved.

20. The jurisdiction adopts safeguards to ensure that the monitoring entity is meeting its designated purposes, including a requirement that it publish an annual report of its findings and activities that is public, accessible through the Internet, and distributed to the media, the jurisdiction’s legislative body, and its top elected official.

Respectfully submitted,
Stephen J. Saltzburg
Chair, Section of Criminal Justice
August 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monthly Meeting Agenda Oct. 29th 2014

The agenda for the Monthly Meeting on Oct. 29th, 2014 can be found here.

Meeting Location:

Conference Room
Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV  89104
702.347.1731 - Nevadacure.org

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

John Coldwell passed away - read his letter and learn about his care for others!

We learned that John Coldwell passed away on October 2nd, 2014.

John was a member of NV-CURE and a prison activist.  He recently won a case in the 9th Circuit invalidating the NDOC policy of no cataract surgery for a person blind in only one eye. He will be missed.

Please read this letter from earlier this year received by NV-CURE from John Coldwell.  This letter reflects the type of person John Colwell was to us.  Thank you for reading it.

Newsitem from Kolotv

A 67-year-old prisoner at Desert State Prison in Indian Springs has died.

Nevada Department of Corrections has confirmed that inmate John Colwell, NDOC #33742, died of a chronic medical condition at the High Desert State Prison. Read more here.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Over 72 Hours - NO WATER at Lovelock Correctional Center

On August 31st, Nevada-Cure received a call from someone confined at Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC) who told us they'd had NO water for 24 hours. None. And there was no one to call before today, Tuesday (9/2). This is dangerous and unsanitary. No water!

NV-CURE, and many others, would like to know WHY there is no water for drinking, toilets or showers at the Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC) and why the problem has not been fixed for over 72 hours.

This is the problem of which the public should be aware.  Is there any reporter out there who will check into the matter, find out the problem, find out why it is taking so long to fix and what out what is going to be done to prevent problems like this in the future?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nevada-Cure: Special Information-Bulletin September 2014 and Protest-flyer

Please read our extra edition of NV-Cure's Special Information-Bulletin: September 2014, for our upcoming PROTEST on Sept. 12th in Las Vegas.

P R O T E S T

September 12, 2014, 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Place:
Sidewalk in Front of Entrance to Grounds of:

Grant Sawyer Building
555 E. Washington Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101-1072


ISSUES  BEING  PROTESTED:

1. Testing of ALL Prisoners for Hepatitis C Infection

2. Treatment for ALL Prisoners Infected With Hepatitis C and HIV

3. Elimination of Discretionary Parole System

4. Creation of Independent Legislative Correctional Ombudsman

To Investigate Prisoner Grievances

ENACT APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION - NOW

Our flyer (please share by downloading and printing or via social media like facebook, twitter):

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Our Flyer in PDF

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Agenda August 27th, 2014 Monthly Meeting

MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA for August 27, 2014 : 6:30 PM PST

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

Tel.: 702.347.1731

Website: Nevadacure.org

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

Click here to view the Agenda.



Monday, June 30, 2014

Interview: Living History: Lessons from “Tough-on-Crime” Failure in America

Federally-funded study shows states' combined prison costs are up 400 per cent since the 1970s

By: CBC (Canada) The Canadian Press, May 11, 2014

John Witherow tried robbing a jewelry store — and walked away with a treasure-trove of insights into the American justice system.

His star-crossed participation in a stickup attempt in Reno, Nev., earned him 26 years in prison in an era of drastic change in U.S. justice policy, from the rise of the tough-on-crime approach to its more recent fall from favour.

Witherow shared his story during a conference in Washington, where there is bipartisan momentum behind a number of justice reforms designed to reduce prison costs and increase rehabilitation of inmates.

His initial plan, back then, was to tie down a jewelry store owner while one of his accomplices brandished a sawed-off shotgun. As it turned out, the store owner had a gun, too, and the plan went off the rails.

Witherow was eventually tracked down and sent to the slammer. Because of his seven prior convictions, mainly for robberies, he received an especially long sentence for attempted robbery with use of a weapon.

Longer sentences, services chopped.

This was in 1984.

When he arrived in the Nevada prison system, he recalls, prisoners were able to get out early for good behaviour, and some of his fellow inmates were getting college degrees. Witherow himself managed to turn his life around when he got paralegal training.

But he says things changed pretty quickly.

"It was just the start of the maybe-we-should-get-tough-on-crime era," said Witherow, whose jailhouse training has helped him request pardons, push for better health care, and fight for sentencing reform as head of the Nevada chapter of Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, where he's been involved since his 2010 release.

"It was all about tough on crime but nobody thought, 'How we gonna pay for it?"'

Read the rest here.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Letter to Governor Sandoval about investigating if appointment of Nevada Parole Board Commissioner Bisbee violates NRS 213.108(6)

Senator Segerblom:
 
Attached please find a copy of my communications with Governor Sandoval regarding the composition of the NV Board of Parole Commissioners in violation of the provisions of NRS 213.108(6) for your review and investigation:
 
 
One of our Members contacted the Governor's Office regarding this matter and was advised that Commissioner Bisbee is "classified" as having a P&P background - not a prison background. 
 
On the Parole Board website, Commissioner Bisbee information indicates she was employed by the NV Department of Corrections, with no reference as to having worked for P&P. If her background was P&P, a person would think it would be listed with the information on her background. 
 
It appears to me, and others, that Commissioner Bisbee is "classified" as having a background in P&P to evade the requirements of NRS 213.108(6). To us, it is a clear violation of the legislatively intended statute.
 
Would you please initiate an investigation into this matter and insure that corrective action, if necessary, is taken and a report on the results of your investigation is published for the people of the community to review.
 
Please note Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Cortez Masto do not provide e-mail addresses on their websites - which is why those offices have not been copied with this e-mail.
 
Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.
 
Sincerely,
 
John Witherow
NV-CURE President

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thank you Resist, Inc.!

NV-CURE is delighted to receive a grant from RESIST, Inc. This money will assist us with our mission of advocating for justice and fairness for all. 
 
RESIST, Inc. can be reached at:

259 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144

Thanks again to RESIST, Inc. They are changing the world by funding grass roots organizations.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Need for an Independent Ombudsman in Nevada

On May 1st 2014, NV-CURE President John Witherow will be presenting information to the Advisory Committee on the Administration of Justice (ACAJ) on the need for an independent ombudsman in Nevada. 

You can watch and/or listen online. Here is the link: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

When the meeting is taking place, the link to audio/video will be live and all you have to do is click it on.

Press Release: First 200 Documents of Prisoner Abuse Letters-Project are online

Press Release:

April 26, 2014

The first 200 documents of the Nevada-Cure Prisoner Abuse Letters-project are online.
These are documents sent to Nevada-Cure. These documents contain affidavits, grievances or other statements written and shared with permission of the writer. NV-CURE has posted them on our website. 

To view the list of complaints, with the documents hyperlinked to each complaint, visit these three tabs on the Nevada-Cure website:


Page 3: Again with intro, and Documents 121-200:
http://www.nevadacure.org/p/blog-page_13.html

This is an ongoing project, that involves educating the prisoners on the project, receiving their documents, scanning them and documenting them on Excel sheets, and uploading the documents with the annotations onto the website. The documents have been used to discuss with the Director of the NDOC the patterns of abuse, the people who commit abuses and what NDOC plans to do to stop these from occurring. This material can also be used as research material for press, attorneys, students and other researchers as well as family, friends and the human rights defense community. These documents reflect hundreds of hours of work by NV-CURE volunteers and reflect our interest in educating the public on events transpiring behind NV prison fences.

NV-Cure keeps the documents as an archive of abuses, which can also be used when necessary, if the Special Litigation Unit of the DOJ needs to have insight into the abuses occurring in the Nevada Department of Corrections prisons. 

Please help support NV-CURE in these efforts with your tax free donations to our organization – and keep this project alive.  Thank you.

Nevada-Cure

Contact:
Nevada-CURE
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
 
Email: Nevadacure@gmail.com
Website: Nevadacure.org
Tel.: 702.347.1731
Twitter: @NevadaCure

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Letter to Governor Sandoval on Parole Board Composition

Attached and below is a copy of the letter NV-CURE sent to Governor Sandoval, with a copy to Attorney General Masto, regarding the composition of the Board of Parole Commissioners.
 
Please review the below letter and, should you deem it appropriate, write a letter, e-mail, or telephone Governor Sandoval or Senator Segerblom regarding the limitation imposed by NRS 213.108(6) on the number of former prison people that may be Members of the Parole Board and request that Chairman Bisbee and one other former prison person be removed from the Parole Board.
Thank you for your help in this matter.

Governor Sandoval:

NV-CURE is writing to bring to your attention an apparent violation of the provision of NRS 213.108(6), which prohibits more than two members of the Board of Parole Commissioners (Parole Board) from the field of prisons (NRS 213.108(5)(a)(1).

The current composition of the Parole Board consists of at least three, and possibly four, members from the field of prisons. Those members are: Connie Bisbee; Tony Corda; Adam Endel; and, possibly, Eddie Gray. According to their biographies on the Parole Board website, each of these members have a background in the field of prisons. One, or possibly two, of the referenced members should be removed from the Parole Board to comply with the provisions of NRS 213.108(6).

NV-CURE suggest that one of the members of the Parole Board to be removed be Connie Bisbee, as she is the Chairperson of the Parole Board and she is responsible for Parole Board compliance with the laws of the State of Nevada relating to the Parole Board.

Please advise NV-CURE of your decision in this matter.  Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Latest News Updates

Our latest Information Bulletin, Spring 2014, has just been published! You can read it here. Thanks to your donations we were able to send it into the prisons to hundreds of prisoners! 

The Minutes of our latest Monthly Meeting can be read here.

Please sign the petition for Jamie Hein, whose family is asking for Clemency for her.



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Deputy Director of NDOC denies solitary confinement torture at Ely State Prison - ACLU and Nevada Cure know better

Here is the video/audio recording of E.K. McDaniel, Deputy Director of NDOC stating, "We do not have solitary confinement in the Nevada Department of Corrections." He said this during the Public meeting of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (ACAJ) on 03/05/2014.

The ACLU starts the segment on solitary with a very good expert psychiatrist. This is at the very beginning of segment Xl, and it's worth listening to.

Then McDaniel starts his manipulation of the ACAJ at 6:05:33 and almost immediately says the above quote and then launches into all the luxuries and benefits of "segregation units". Not solitary confinement, though. We don't have that.

http://nvleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=6cf4fa0f-f784-1031-a551-f3fb1162b875


03/05/2014 Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (2650) - Room 3137 - Mar 5th, 2014.



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ely State Prison: A Solitary Confinement Torture Dungeon in Nevada



Ely State Prison is a prison with most of its units on a permanent lockdown. Most prisoners are being kept in solitary confinement for years, which has been defined as possible torture, by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
We received this Memorandum and Affidavit outlining the situation of the permanent lock down (solitary confinement) situation and the lack of distinction between a prisoner in General Population and a prisoner in Administrative or Disciplinary Segregation at Ely State Prison. The original is down below or here.

Please all take note and contact your representatives to change the situation for the better for everyone in Ely State Prison! Thank you.
 

To whom it may concern:

Please find accompanying this memo, a sworn, notarized Affidavit, briefly describing the horrible conditions of confinement, suffered by Nevada’s Maximum Security Prisoners, at Ely State Prison.

Please note:
The Affidavit is not an exhausted detail of the illegal conditions of confinement, at Ely State Prison, but only a brief description.

Finally note:
We, Prisoners at E.S.P., are requesting that you, your good offices, please afford us any support available to you, on our behalf. 

That we, who dare to speak out and expose the truth of Nevada’s secret solitary confinement, torture dungeons, are… in advance, profoundly grateful, and thank you, your good offices, for your leadership, strength and courage.

“The poor, voiceless prisoner class of E.S.P.”

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Affidavit of Manuel Winn.

State of Nevada, County of White Pine }SS

I, Manuel Winn, being first duly sworn upon oath, deposes and swears to the following:

That I am the Affiant herein.

That I am of sound mind, good physical health, and above the age of 21 yrs old, therefore qualified to testify to all matters herein.

That I make this Affidavit in support of any motion, pleading, or document, filed by or on behalf of Manuel Winn, and or  prisoners housed at Ely State Prison.

That I make this Affidavit in opposition to any motion, pleading, or document, filed by or on behalf of the State of Nevada, Nevada Department of Corrections.

That I am an Inmate within the Nevada department of Corrections.

That I am housed at Ely State Prison, by the State of Nevada, Nevada department of Corrections.

That I have been housed at Ely State Prison since March of 2011.

That I have been classified as a General Population inmate at Ely State Prison since my arrival here on March, 2011.

That all inmates housed at Ely State Prison, who are classified as General Population Inmates are confined to our cells for a minimum of 23 hours a day, every day.

That all inmates housed at Ely State Prison, who are classified as General Population are forced to be double celled (two inmates housed in each cell).

That all inmates housed at Ely State Prison who are classified as General Population inmates, who refuse to be double celled (two inmates housed in each cell), are threatened with being housed in a segregation unit, served with a notice of disciplinary charges, sanctioned to loss of commissary, privileges, arbitrary cell searches, confiscation of personal property, loss of incoming and outgoing mail, and reduction in the amount of food received from culinary officers.

That all inmates housed at Ely State Prison, who are classified as General Population inmates, are not allowed personal access to the gym, nor the main yard, nor the legal library, nor the education building, ever.

That all inmates housed at Ely State Prison, who are classified as General Population inmates, are not allowed outside of our own cells, except for 45 minutes a day, approximately 5 days a week, for physical exercise, in a very small enclosed pin-area, by ourselves or with our cellmate only.

That there is at all times approximately one thousand (1,000) inmates housed at Ely State Prison.

That there is at all times approximately 400 (four hundred) inmates housed at Ely State Prison, classified as General Population inmates.

That there is at all times approximately 400, four hundred inmates housed at E.S.P. classified as segregation inmates, disciplinary segregation, administrative segregation, and protective custody segregation.

That inmates housed at E.S.P., who are classified as Segregation inmates are housed and exercise identically to inmates housed at E.S.P., classified as General Population inmates, except that:

a)      All Segregation inmates are housed alone in single occupancy cells,
b)      Disciplinary Segregation inmates are not allowed to order edible items from the commissary and are only allowed an orange jumpsuit for clothing.

That there is at all times, approximately 70 inmates who are classified as Workers and allowed to work at E.S.P.

That inmates housed at E.S.P., who are classified as Workers, are the ONLY inmates allowed the following privileges:

a)      Personal access to Legal Library Thursday morning 9:00 am to 10:30 am, and Thursday afternoon(s) 12:00 am to 2:15 pm only.
b)      Personal access to gym, twice a week, for approximately 2 hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.
c)      Personal access to the main yard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for 2 hours in the mornings and 2 ½ hours in the afternoons.
Further Affiant says not.

Dated this 29th day of January, 2014.

Signed.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Suicide at HDSP because of Lack of Medical Care for Chronic Pain

We received this letter anonymously, which shows an alarming issue: 

Truman Walker asphyxiated himself by hanging, on Friday November 8th 2013, in High Desert State Prison (HDSP), Nevada, because he was afforded no proper medical care, that is supposed to be necessitated by the State of Nevada (Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC).

According to a written noteleft behind explaining his medical situation and supposedly now in State's evidence, Truman Walker was in such physical pain that he was forced to take his own life.

The most common response inmates receive from medical doctors, nurses and staff is that there is no treatment offered for chronic pain. Furthermore, HDSP does not even diagnose the cause and/or source of the pain.

In the past ten years this complete indifference to medical attention has been ignored year after year, death after death, with no accountability.

Anything you could do to assist Truman Walker's family in knowing the truth of his situation would be greatly appreciated. 

See here for the original letter.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

NDOC's hepatitis c guidelines

These documents show Nevada Dept. of Corrections' guidelines they sent us which NDOC uses for determining if a prisoner should be tested for hepatitus C or if a prisoner infected with hepatitis c should be treated by NDOC.

The documents were sent to Nevada-Cure by NDOC on February 11th, 2014 at NV Cure's request.

View the hep c documents of NDOC here.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Officials investigate inmate death at Ely State Prison

Another man dies this week in a Nevada prison.  How many this year?  How many died from lack of medical care?

From: LV Sun, Jan. 29th, 2014:
By Ana Ley

State corrections officials are investigating the death of an Ely State Prison inmate who was found unconscious inside his cell earlier this week.

Paul Skinner, 53, was discovered by prison staff on Tuesday. Medical personnel unsuccessfully tried to revive Skinner until paramedics rushed him to the William Bee Ririe Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Read the rest here.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

NV Cure Pot Luck Dinner Jan. 22nd!

ATTENTION ALL NV-CURE MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS:
There will be a pot luck dinner get together on January 22, 2014, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, at the Captive Free Church located at 1340 Lowry Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.

Please come and bring a little something to much on. We can sit around and discuss issues that are on our minds, get to know each other and, hopefully, find ways to change the prison and parole systems for the better.


Come on down. We want you there and we want to get to know you better.

John Witherow, Greg McWilliams and other NV-CURE Members will be there to meet each one of you. Thank you in advance for coming.

For further information call: John 231.313.0059 or Greg 702.472.0343.
SEE YOU THERE.
John

Sunday, January 5, 2014

NV-Cure Member released 4 years after Release date - needs basic help now with transportation and job!

I know some of you are aware of the battle Russell Yeager had with NDOC to be released on mandatory parole. He should have been out in February of 2010; however, he didn't have a birth certificate, so he was held nearly FOUR years past his mandatory release date. NV-CURE worked with the media, AG's office and legislators to assist Russell, and FINALLY he is out of prison and living in Las Vegas. 

NDOC gave him a 24 hour bus pass and paid for his halfway house for two weeks only, so he is looking for work. If anyone has any leads whatsoever, please contact us.

Additionally, Russell needs occasional rides to social service offices or job interviews. He has walked over 20 miles in the past two days. If you are able to assist with this, please let  us know.

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AS MR. YEAGER NEEDS HELP AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HE STAYS IN THE COMMUNITY. 

Russell is an active member of NV-CURE and we definitely want to give him all the help we can!  

Russell has been in prison since BEFORE he was 16, which is why he had a mandatory parole date.Let's help him get on his feet as soon as possible! 

You can send donations with a note it is for Russell to our Paypay account (see sidebar)! We will get it to him asap. Also if someont in Vegas has an old bicycle he could have or borrow it would already help a lot.

Thank you!

Nevada-Cure


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