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.

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.



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