NV-CURE Director and Secretary Position and a Grant Writer

A position as a Director and Secretary for NV-CURE will be open within the next year. Our current Director and Secretary, WILLIAM O’CONNELL, is going to retire from the position. He has done a wonderful job and we sincerely hate to see him go.

Any person interested in becoming a Director and the Secretary for NV-CURE should contact our leader, John Witherow, and request consideration for the positions. As a Director, you will vote on issues and assist in running the organization. As the Secretary, you will be the backbone of the organization and be the person who handles the mail (pick-up, delivery, scanning, and e-mailing), securing people to answer
prisoner correspondence, work on special projects, logging, printing and mailing newsletter, tracking membership and supporting, logging complaints, making bank deposits, assisting with fundraisers, talking and typing minutes of meetings, and performing any other functions needed by the organization It is a very big job and any applicant should be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to the job.

Right now, the Secretary is paid $1.00 per year for their work for NV-CURE, which is donated back to the organization. We are going to try to change that. We are looking for a grant writer and the number one project of the grant writer will be trying to secure a grant for $50,000.00 per
year for the work and operation of NV-CURE of the Secretary.

Anyone want the job? If so, please contact our organization.

We also need a grant writer. Is there any out there who wants to be a grant writer, or assist a person in the process, with the very first project of securing a grant for pay for the NV-CURE Secretary position? If so, please contact our organization immediately.

NV-CURE
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Email: Nevadacure @ gmail.com
Tel: 702.347.1731

Our next meeting is on May 29th

On Wednesday May 29th, at 6:30 PM we meet again, and you can also confer via telephone:
Conference Call Number and Code (605) 313-5105 Code: 493815#

Meeting Location:
Conference Room
Law Office of Gallian, Welker & Beckstrom, LC
540 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Tel.: 702.347.1731

Please find the Agenda of the Nevada Cure Monthly Meeting here.

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!