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
ZOOM Meeting planned for October - Details coming soon!
“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.
“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.
Find out who your legislative representatives are and get involved. Letters and phone calls make a difference!
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.
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.
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Current News and Events
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform - seeking legislative changes that are evidence-based, humane and effective.
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.
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'!
…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.
.....is working towards reducing prison populations by using prisons only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and not as human warehouses for non-violent offenders and the mentally ill. We want sentencing laws and parole guidelines that promote fairness and the expanded use of community-based alternatives to prison.
Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is a process, Working together is success!