It is estimated that there are almost 24,000 people confined in
Lack of programming and the overuse of incarceration result in inhumane and expensive prisons. Unjust policies and laws such as mandatory minimum sentences serve to create further racial divide and disparity.
Imprisonment helps to fuel disenfranchisement faced by ex-offenders that result in high rates of recidivism. While there are times when incarceration is necessary, we believe in alternatives to incarceration and humane treatment when incarceration must be used.
Communication: CURE newsletter, Liason with other justice advocacy groups, Raising public awareness of prison issues
Legislative: Inmate phone situation, Legislative changes (MRJI bill affecting lifer release), Voting rights (Democracy Restoration Act), Legislative watch dogs to keep us updated
Research: Reentry information – research and prepare booklet for inmates about to be released, Sentencing guidelines, Lifers – what can we do?, Research and recommendations on Parole Hearings
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Meetings are held in Baltimore and in Columbia - join us!
Please check out our calendar for meeting schedules