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.
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.
Here you will find the Agenda for the meeting of Feb. 27th, starting at 6:30 pm. You can visit or call in. Check our Agenda for more information.
The Minutes of our meeting of January are to be found here.
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