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

Join the Discussion! Northwest Classical Theater Collaborative (NCTC) continues its mission of knitting rooms together throughout Oregon. This year we are focusing on Houses of Worship, Colleges, with a special performance at City Hall. We have three chances for you to catch a public performance: – October 13th at 7pm at West Hills Friends Church … Continue reading

Joe Coleman died in prison on Thursday — for what?

Joe Coleman died in prison on Thursday — for what? Life sentences reject the possibility of rehabilitation, leading to the mass incarceration of elderly people, who now account for 20% of Illinois’ prison population. By Contributor  Oct 7, 2019, 2:31pm CDT   Chicago Sunb-Times Jennifer Soble Share this story           Joe Coleman died on Thursday night, succumbing to … Continue reading

He Entered Prison As a ‘Whiskerless Kid.’ Will Oregon Ever Let Him Out?

He Entered Prison As a ‘Whiskerless Kid.’ Will Oregon Ever Let Him Out? Despite supporting Oregon’s new juvenile justice law, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is still fighting to keep people in prison who received life sentences as minors. Inside the county jail, Sterling Cunio, then 17, asked his lawyer if he would be home by … Continue reading

How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours (by BBC News Emma Jane Kirby)

What is the point of sending someone to prison – retribution or rehabilitation? Twenty years ago, Norway moved away from a punitive “lock-up” approach and sharply cut re-offending rates. The BBC’s Emma Jane Kirby went to see the system in action, and to meet prison officers trained to serve as mentors and role models for … Continue reading

Center For Hope and Safety PREA


A Terminally Ill, Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Applied for Compassionate Release.

A Terminally Ill, Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Applied for Compassionate Release. The Justice Department Argued He Wasn’t Dying Fast Enough To Qualify. The FIRST STEP Act gives dying inmates the opportunity to appeal to a judge for compassionate release. This case shows why. C.J. Ciaramella | 5.3.2019 2:00 PM When is a wheelchair-bound inmate with brain cancer … Continue reading

2019 Second Chance Month District Congressional Visits

2019 Second Chance Month District Congressional Visits Did you know that April is recognized as Second Chance Month? For the past two years, April has been recognized as Second Chance Month. During April, supporters raise awareness regarding the barriers that many people with a criminal record face every day. An estimated 70 million Americans have … Continue reading

The American Prison Writing Archive

The American Prison Writing Archive is the largest and first fully searchable digital archive of non-fiction essays by incarcerated people writing about their experience inside. To get your views of the prison system into the public sphere, write to request a permissions-questionnaire: The APWA. 198 College Hill Road, Clinton NY 13323. Those outside can visit … Continue reading

Pen America 2018 Winners

Pen America is an organization that supports people and their writings in America and worldwide.  Below you will find a link to their website where you can find the 2018 prison writing award winners for 2018. By typing in the search window “Prison Writing Award Winners: 2018” you can find two winners from Oregon … Continue reading

ACLU of Oregon Lobby Day in Salem, save the date. Your voice is powerful in Salem. Meet other ACLU supporters and help create an Oregon that treats all people fairly! Join us on Presidents Day at the state capital. Meet with your state legislators to advocate for issues like juvenile justice reform, privacy protections, and immigrant rights with the ACLU of Oregon. SAVE THE … Continue reading