Maryland C.U.R.E.

                      Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants

Sign the Petition to Change Maryland's Unfair Bail System

 Maryland holds more than 6,000 citizens daily in pretrial detention. The majority have not been convicted, were arrested for nonviolent offenses, and would appear for their day in court. They are kept in jail waiting for their court date for one reason - poverty. Sign the petition. Read the fact sheet.

2017 Bills     SB984/HB1233 - Compassionate Release  

 

      Updated Reentry and Transition Services - from DPSCS 

 2017 Re-Entry Guide  

 ********* A "Must Watch" video about CURE *********

  Student Exposure Project hosted by Awungjia (Gia) Foretia featuring interviews with Charlie Sullivan, Lea Green and Daniel Del Pilago, the DCTV co-producer speaks at the end of the segment.   

Veteran Resources - Sex Offender Resources - MD Ex-Offender Resources - 2015 Exit Orientation Coordinator Contacts 

 Maryland CURE is a state chapter of National CURE, an organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system since 1972. We follow the constitution and direction of National CURE working to reduce crime through criminal justice reform. 

We welcome donations. You may click below to donate through PayPal or feel free to give donations directly to MD CURE President Lea Green. We do need funds to support this effort.

 If you are able to donate towards this worthy cause, please click on 'Donate' below.  Your donation is fully tax deductible!

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                                               Maryland CURE

    Current News and Events 

Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform - seeking legislative changes that are evidence-based, humane and effective. 

Mass Incarceration in Maryland -  Read more about this on Facebook

Systemic Barriers to Higher Education for Applicants with Criminal Records 

Anne Arundel County Associate Circuit Court Judge Philip T. Caroom says 5,000 Maryland inmates don't belong in prison!

 Anne Arundel Interfaith Coalition Against Mass Incarceration requests Maryland delegates to form taskforce to address inequities in criminal justice system.

Interview with Lea Green - Challenges Faced by Formerly Incarcerated Parents

For Profit Prisons, a multi-million dollar business   

Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow

Volunteer to help Returning Citizens - Vets (document) 

Protect Youth from Dangers of Adult Jails (document) 

  Other News and Events

Help inmate author Larry Bratt get his kids book to incarcerated parents so they can read Kaia's story and know they are not alone!

Visit kaiaandthebirthdaykits.com to learn more! 

FACES  Imprisoned Women and their struggle with the justice system. A 'must read'!

     Archived MD CURE Minutes and Newsletters


Alternatives to Incarceration

National CURE's origin

…was in San Antonio, Texas in 1972 when a dozen citizens (families of prisoners and concerned individuals) went to the legislature in Austin to work for the abolition of the death penalty.  In 1975 Charlie and Pauline Sullivan formally established CURE as a non-profit organization.  In 1985 CURE expanded to a national organization with a headquarters office in Washington D.C.

Maryland Chapter

 .....is working towards reducing prison populations by using prisons only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and not as human warehouses for non-violent offenders and the mentally ill. We want sentencing laws and parole guidelines that promote fairness and the expanded use of community-based alternatives to prison.

Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is a process, Working together is success!

      Contact Maryland CURE

Upcoming Events - Calendar

Check out our 2017 Calendar - Lots of opportunities to get involved!

http://www.marylandcure.org/apps/calendar/

Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative

http://www.mrji.org/

Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

http://www.ma4jr.org/maryland-restorative-justice/

Maryland CURE Newsletters