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Welcome to CURE


What is International CURE?

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) is a grassroots organization that was founded in Texas in 1972. It became a national organization in 1985.

We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals.

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 an introduction to CURE, by Charlie Sullivan, on:


          International CURE's Platform          
A Power-Point slide show citing reported problems
           in 5 Problem Areas,  48 Ways Forward,
           and CURE's Five Year Goals.

           note: a FREE Power-Point Viewer is available at


         CURE's Expectations for a Justice System
A challenging view of an  ideal system.

        Sixth International CURE Conference
       Transforming Justice and Prison Systems

      Ultimate Purpose/4 Goals/30 Steps
                                click here



           PreTrial Detention Reform Campaign
Three short videos found in "Recent Posts" in the CURE Blog

State Issues
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to see a list of International CURE Chapters and Contact Information.

CURE Newsletters
CURE Reports:
Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Dignity, the historical evolution of International CURE's Platform and Goals.
  Evaluations of Prisons
pdf Dignity of the Individual, volume 1, in English; an evaluation of prisons of 35 countries in the western hemisphere.
pdf "Dignity of the Individual," volume 2; an evaluation of prisons of 35 countries in the western hemisphere, in the languages of these countries.
  International Conferences

Conferences (2001, 2009, 2011)
    Table of Contents

 2014 Conference Proceedings
International CURE 2001 Conference
2011 Conference Proceedings
International CURE 2001 Conference 2009 Conference Proceedings
International CURE 2001 Conference 2001 Conference Proceedings

            Other Helpful Online Resources:
pdf Principles and Best Practices on the Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas
Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
USA Human Rights Violations in Correctional  Practices, A contribution to the 2010 UN Universal Periodic Review  
pdf Human Rights for All; a booklet about Prisoner's Rights


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