CURE History

CURE was formally constituted as a non-profit organization in 1972 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles and Pauline Sullivan.  The Sullivan’s interest in prison reform began during their involvement in peaceful anti-war demonstrations during the 1960s when they were arrested and jailed along with other protestors.  This experience brought to the Sullivans’ attention the general indifference to those incarcerated.  CURE National Website

CURE now has 40 state and issue chapters and over 30 countries belong to International CURE.

The mission of OREGON CURE is to reduce crime by advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures, and programs.

Oregon Chapter CURE

Click to download a printable copy of the OREGON CHAPTER brochure  updated 8-17

Oregon CURE provides support and publications to help families/friends navigate the Oregon prison system:

    • Quarterly Intake Orientations
    • Monthly Support Groups
    • Quarterly Release Orientations

Oregon CURE publications are available under the publications tab of our website and may be reproduced without special permission for free distribution.

Join us!

An annual donation secures your membership in Oregon CURE and helps us cover our costs incurred while advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures, and programs.  You will be placed on our mailing list and receive our regular newsletter.  If you have a loved-one incarcerated, we encourage you to make an annual donation on their behalf and we will extend to them the same benefits as you.

Suggested Donation:

Donate Now

  • Adult In Custody $3.00
  • Individual $15
  • Family $25
  • Sustaining Member $50 – $100
  • Sponsoring Member $100 – $250
  • Benefactor $250 and above

Oregon CURE is incorporated in Oregon as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.

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