Maryland C.U.R.E.

                      Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants


See Calendar for information for Dec 5 Conference Call 

Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Denying Pandemic Relief Funds to Incarcerated

On September 24, 2020, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court issued an order to stop the withholding of CARES Act stimulus funds from the incarcerated.

 If a person was incarcerated from March 27,2020 to present and filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 (or exempt) they may be eligible for the $1,200 pandemic relief payment. For infomation and forms

Design and send a postcard to an Incarcerated Individual! 

  Summer 2020 Maryland CURE Newsletter  

 ZOOM Meeting planned for October - Details coming soon!

 Senate Panel Hears First Round of Policing Bills 

“Today is the day that we begin the healing process between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including communities of color,” Committee Vice Chairman Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (D-Montgomery) said in his opening remarks. 

 Statewide Push Continues for Maryland’s Incarcerated Residents to Vote in November

 “This is a bipartisan effort. This is an effort that affects every citizen of the United States,” said Monica Cooper, executive director of Maryland Justice Project and former incarcerated citizen. “It doesn’t matter your party affiliation. As a citizen of this country, you’re preserved the right the vote and nobody should ever take that away from you.

 How Can I Help?

                           Find out who your legislative representatives are and get involved.                                  Letters and phone calls make a difference!

 Campaign to End Long Prison Terms

  Learn more about work to eliminate excessive prison sentences and developing a public-health informed and community-driven violence prevention strategy is necessary to reduce mass incarceration.


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 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.