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WELCOME to International CURE
International Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) is a grassroots organization dedicated to the reduction of crime through the reform of the criminal justice system (especially prison reform.).
Prisons should be used only for people who absolutely must be incarcerated. And that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. A person is sent to prison AS PUNISHMENT AND NOT FOR PUNISHMENT.
We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that these goals are met. See Human Rights for All; a booklet about Prisoner's Rights by C.E. Cypser.
Finally, CURE is a membership organization. We work hard to provide our members with the information and tools necessary to help them understand the criminal justice system and to advocate for changes. See above to Join.
In other words, we encourage members to become VOCAL especially when
you are struggling with a criminal justice system,
Certainly, it is often easier to feel very helpless and isolated. Also, it may be difficult to understand the system and you are treated disrespectfully when you talk about it. Finally, You may be overwhelmed by other responsibilities while you have a loved one who is incarcerated.
We understand those feelings. At the same time, if the criminal justice system is to improve, we need many people to speak up about the problems. Lots of voices can result in change.
Here are a few things you can do based on acronym V-O-C-A-L These are just suggestions. They may not work everywhere. If these won’t work where you live, perhaps they will inspire you to think of something that will work. No one can do all of these things. Anything you can do is likely to help.