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cure53gv has written 7 posts for Oregon CURE

On the Topic of Segregation…

Oregon CURE has been receiving letters from adults in custody housed in the IMU at Snake River Correctional Institution.  IMU stands for Intensive Management Unit and is where the department assigns “[adults in custody] of custody Level 5 for special security housing and programs separate from general population housing to provide inmate security, control, and supervision.” Most of the correspondence … Continue reading

Correspondence Trends

Oregon CURE has decided to share the trends in correspondence we receive from adults in custody and their family and friends. This will include an overview of the issue topics and the locations from which the communications originate (prisons).  We just started pulling this information together and will build upon this initial data in the … Continue reading

Want to Support OR CURE? Here’s an EASY way to give…

The board of directors of Oregon CURE understand that financially contributing to our cause is not always an easy thing and that most members would like to give more than their budgets allow.  It is with this thought in mind that we have enrolled in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program.  This way, you can give … Continue reading

Prison Newsletters!

Please take a moment and review our latest section on our site – Prison Newsletters.  We are very excited to be receiving this information from the Dome Building at the same time that the Institutions do.  Oregon CURE is now on the Department of Corrections email list. Most of these newsletters are published weekly, so … Continue reading

Tobacco-Free State Properties

Governor Kitzhaber signed an Executive Order in September 2012 that requires state-owned buildings and properties to  become tobacco free. This Executive Order prohibits the use of all  tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) inside state agency buildings and on state agency grounds. This order  applies to all employees, volunteers, and visitors. DOC must become tobacco … Continue reading

Change for the Better!

Oregon CURE recently met with Colette Peters, the Director of the Oregon DOC and Mike Gower, Assistant Director / Operations.  The DOC is in the process of changing the terminology used to describe our loved ones in prison.  For years, people in prison have been labeled “inmate” which is not a description that is used … Continue reading

Inspector General Hot Line

The prison experience can be traumatic and frightening.  If your loved one is being extorted or is fearful for their safety, you may want to discuss contacting the Inspector General’s hot line.  Although we may have concerns that there will be recriminations or possibly a negative outcome, you may want to weigh the issue and … Continue reading