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                      Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants

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2021 Partnering with MAJR

 Felony Murder Rule: Under the legal doctrine of felony murder, if someone dies as a result of a felony, anyone who participated in that felony is ruled as guilty as a killer - even if they didn't kill or forsee the killing. 

Police powers and oversight - Marijuana legalization - Citations for Misdemeanors - Education Reform

 Let's press on with other items on our agenda. You can quickly find your delegates and their contact information using this link. 

                Information on how to submit written testimony coming soon but here is a document with general information on preparing written testimony

Legislative Initiatives for 2021 with Hearing Dates - Partnering with MAJR

 Override Governor's Veto HB0003

Removing the Governor from the parole process for inmates with life sentences with the possibility of parole.

Kirwan Commission HB1300, SB1000

Override the Governor’s veto of the Kirwan plan which is to reduce the “school-to-prison pipeline,” provide additional support for at-risk students, and improve education behind the walls.

Womens’ Prelease Facility HB0801  SB0684

 Override the Governor’s veto to restore the women’s pre-release center in Baltimore City

Expungement   HB0083,HB1336   SB0699,SB0589

Legislation for the purpose of requiring all court records and police records relating to certain charges of possession of marijuana to be automatically expunged on or before certain dates under certain circumstances and regardless of other ineligible charges.

Find YOUR Local Delegate! 

 We support ending long prison terms!

 

 Design and send a postcard to an Incarcerated Individual! 

  Summer 2020 Maryland CURE Newsletter  

 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. 

 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 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.