Maryland holds more than 6,000 citizens daily in pretrial detention. The majority have not been convicted, were arrested for nonviolent offenses, and would appear for their day in court. They are kept in jail waiting for their court date for one reason - poverty. Sign the petition. Read the fact sheet.
2017 Bills SB984/HB1233 - Compassionate Release
Updated Reentry and Transition Services - from DPSCS
********* A "Must Watch" video about CURE *********
Student Exposure Project hosted by Awungjia (Gia) Foretia featuring interviews with Charlie Sullivan, Lea Green and Daniel Del Pilago, the DCTV co-producer speaks at the end of the segment.
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!