Our New InfoBulletin is out now!

Nevada Cure just published the latest issue of the Informational Bulletin, with among others:

  • Status of Proposed Legislation On Prisons and Parole
  • Formerly Incarcerated People Can Vote, and
  • Check Your Voting Right Status
  • A Report on the April 2019 NV-CURE and NDOC Meeting
  • A Request to Prisoners with Suggestions Regarding the Grievance Procedures
  • News about Hep-C and NV Hep C Class Action Lawsuit
  • Prison Reform: Overpopulation: More Good Time, by a NV Prisoner
  • A review of the book The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences (The New Press, 2018), by Mark Mauer and Ashley Nellis of the Sentencing Project
    (www.sentencingproject.org), a criminal justice reform organization, and a start of a discussion on abolishing Life Sentences.

    “While the elimination of life sentences is not a reform that will be embraced by  state legislatures in the very near future, it is heartening that there is a growing awareness of the need to reconsider the life sentence, not only in the interest of cost-effectiveness, but in the interest of becoming a more humanitarian society.”

Read our 12-page Informational Bulletin (nr 35) here, print it and send it to a prisoner whom you know will want to read it.

AB 510 Good Time Disciplinary Report

From our Informational Bulletin no 34 (March 2019):

NDOC Administration Notice, Dated 3/1/19:

NV-CURE has been advising all NDOC prisoners who have received a disciplinary report for filing false or inaccurate claims for the extra good time mandated by NRS 209.4465 (2007) to send us a copy of the disciplinary report and appeal documents.

We have addressed the problems and concerns regarding these disciplinary reports with NDOC Director Dzurenda, Deputy Director of Programs Kim Thomas and other NDOC Administration officials. These NDOC leaders have agreed these problems and concerns need to be addressed and appropriate corrective action initiated. We have provided the information we received and corrective action is being taken.

The NDOC Administration has requested NV-CURE publish in this newsletter a Notice to All Prisoners who received a disciplinary report and a guilty finding for filing a false or inaccurate claim of entitlement to the extra good time mandated by NRS 209.4465 (2007) to send the documentation and information relevant to their disciplinary proceedings and a short letter explaining your inappropriate filing and a request
for dismissal of the disciplinary finding to:

NDOC Director James Dzurenda, or
Deputy Director of Programs Kim Thomas
Attn: AB 510 Disciplinary Proceedings
Casa Grande Transitional Housing
3955 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Director Dzurenda and Deputy Director Thomas are both interested in ensuring you are treated fairly in this matter.

Especially important in this matter is the fact that many NV District Judges incorrectly denied many prisoner applications for this good in original proceedings, these Judges were reversed by the NV Supreme Court for incorrectly deciding these cases and no disciplinary proceedings were filed against those Judges. A prisoner simply cannot be held to a higher standard of knowledge of the law than a District Court Judge.

NV-CURE thanks Director Dzurenda and Deputy Director Thomas for their understanding and comprehension of the justice and fairness issue involved in this matter.

Nevada Cure has a new site!

Nevada-Cure-Feather-LogoNevada Cure has moved to a new site, with the same address, Nevadacure.org. We hope that you will like it and that everything will be easily found on here. We will be tweaking it here and there still.

Just as a reminder:
We are also on twitter: https://twitter.com/nevadacure
And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NVCure/

Be sure to “like” and “follow” us there too, thank you!

You can also donate to Nevada Cure via Paypal!



#GivingTuesday: Please Donate to Nevada Cure!

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Nevada Cure
John Witherow
Nevada Cure
Tel.: 702.347.1731
Email: Nevadacure@gmail.com

Nevada Cure Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Pledges to find volunteers and be open to your donations for the upcoming months ahead.

Las Vegas, November 15th, 2018

This #GivingTuesday, November 27th, Nevada Cure will celebrate giving by finding volunteers and being open to your donations for the upcoming months ahead.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Nevada Cure is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that works on human rights issues concerning people incarcerated in Nevada and returning citizens. From our website:

“We are a support- and advocacy group of people whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada’s criminal justice system.

We offer compassionate caring and information to help prisoners, their families, and friends navigate “the system”.

Our board members hold a Monthly Meeting in Las Vegas which is also a teleconference.

We publish an Informational Bulletin for people inside and out.

We respond to prisoners’ mail and we address structural problems in our meetings with the director of prisons.”

Our funds come mosty from donations.

What our goals are

* For the coming months we are fundraising for our Informational Bulletins (readable online and printed and sent to our members inside and out), as well as for our ongoing costs to keep our organization running smoothly.

Gaining knowledge about the prison system, rules and regulations, new laws, politics, is very important, and Nevada Cure wants to inform both the public, its members as well as the members inside as well as possible.

* We are also in search of new volunteers to join our team for various tasks.

This is why we are joining #GivingTuesday this year!

Those who are interested in joining Nevada Cure’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit this page: http://www.nevadacure.org/p/donate-to-nevada-cure.html.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook page or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

About Nevada Cure

In 2011 a small group restarted the Nevada chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errands (Cure). Nevada has had a reputation of prisoner health care negligence, staff to prisoner violence, very unhealthy prison food, and many more problems that thwart rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated citizens.

With help of volunteers, donations by generous people, and persistence, Nevada Cure has established itself as a dedicated group of volunteers addressing the problems inside the Nevada prison system, and creating more justice and fairness, and thereby less repeat offenders, and more safety.

To learn more about our work, please visit our website at: Nevadacure.org.

You are welcome to join us as a member. Please visit this website page to read more: http://www.nevadacure.org/p/what-you-can-do.html
Members pay an annual $10.00 and are invited for the meetings, and they receive the Informational Bulletin. We also have volunteer-members.

You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter

You are needed to help sustain Nevada Cure!

Nevada Cure needs you! We need support for financing our Newsletters with news from the prisons in Nevada. The Nevada Cure Informational Bulletin is currently the only newsoutlet for (and by some of) the prisoners in Nevada.
With the sheer inhumane conditions prisoners have been enduring in Nevada, spreading the word about what goes on inside is essential: the public, the representatives of the people, needs to stay informed of human rights abuses, but also of opportunities for rehabilitation, injustice cases, etc.
Support Nevada Cure! Donate via Paypal: nevadacure@gmail.com,
or send a cheque to:NV-CURE
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Email: Nevadacure @ gmail.com
Tel: 702.347.1731
Thank YOU!!

A Criminal Justice Discussion May 21st includes John Witherow

Time: 5:45 – Discussion starts promptly at 6pm so please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance!Poster for the Power of Justice - A Criminal Justice Discussion

Poster for the Power of Justice – A Criminal Justice Discussion, May 21st, 2018, in Las VegasPlease come to the Power of Justice: A Criminal Justice Discussion forum on Monday 21st of May in Las Vegas. John Witherow among others of Nevada Cure will be participating! Together we will end mass incarceration!

Victory Missionary Baptist Church
500 West Monroe Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Monday May 21st, 6-8 PM

Spring issue of our Nevada Cure Newsletter is out now!

Our Informational Bulletin nr 28 (March 2018) is available to read online here:


We need volunteers for our activities!

Also, there have been no responses from any Nevada attorneys for a potential class action for Hep C treatment in Nevada’s prisons, which offer no medical care for Hep C sufferers.

Please spread the word, get involved!

Our latest Info-Bulletin with news on Nevada canteen prices being higher than in other states

Here is Nevada Cure’s January 2018 Informational Bulletin, covering many topics, amongst them:

– An In Memoriam for attorney Carl Potter III, and a call to help raise funds for the Cal J. Potter, III, Memorial Fund, for a Civil Rights Clinic at UNLV Boyd School of Law.

– A hurray that Kirstin Lobato was finally released!!

Attention NDOC Population – Canteen Prices
By Don Sherman, Death Row, ESP

We recently obtained a copy of a Catalog for Access Securepak California Quarterly Package  program (californiaqp.com). Curiously, the address is in Sparks, NV, the same as our vendor. Now get this – the prices are almost one half of what we and our families pay! No joke, here are a few

Nike Air Overplay Shoes: CA – $56.95  – – – – – – – – – NV –$ 97.85!
Reebok Kobo Sandals: CA – $16.00- – – – – – – – – – – –  NV – $30.70
Maxwell House 8 oz. coffee: CA – $5.80 – – – – – – – – – NV – $11.10
Amp’d 15” and 13” TV w/CD player & FM tuner:
CA-$219.95 and $179.95- – – – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – – –  NV 13” – $325.00

Plus, they offer California a vastly wider variety of food, drink, clothing, hygiene products, and appliances.
This practice of pricing our package items at extortive rates and imposing arbitrary small selections must end. The previous NDOC administration was clearly using our program as a means to fund the state, not as a benefit to the inmate population. The statutes in NRS give the Board of Corrections / Director the authority to institute programs “for the benefit of all inmates.” How is extorting the inmate population and their families in any way a benefit for us? These programs were corrupted by greed, mismanagement, and an obvious disregard for our care and benefit.

It’s time we acted to change this. It is time to show unity and act! In Nevada, the prisoner population has little social/political representation. The absence of support from the outside community enables NDOC to act with impunity, misuse our programs and welfare fund, over-price our canteen, and
abuse us in general. We must get involved!

Please ask your families, friends, and attorneys to contact NV-CURE and coordinate to protest the mistreatment of NV prisoners!

Also, ask your people to go online to the NDOC website, go to family services, and send the Director their objections regarding the extortive prices on our food and clothing items. Please act!

Have your people log on to californiaqp.com, print out the catalog (or specific pages of it) and mail it in to you. Then, file grievances and attach those pricing pages as proof. Bombard the Director’s office with calls and emails! Complaints from the outside carry much more weight than complaints from us.

Please pass this newsletter around the yard. Ask people to actually do something and make an effort instead of bitching about shit and doing nothing. If we all make a concerted effort, we can cause change! NV-CURE is our best bet. They are the only organization in Nevada looking out for us, and we should try to throw as much support their way as we can.

Please have your families, friends, and attorneys contact NV-CURE and ask how they can help or how to coordinate action to Director Dzurenda’s office.

Let’s make some noise and give it a shot. A few of us are trying, but if a few thousand of us had people call the Director’s office, that might produce results.

NOTE: NV-CURE apologizes. This article should have run 4 months ago. We overlooked it in our efforts. Sorry.

Here is the Nevada Cure January 2018 Informational Bulletin (Newsletter)