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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

OR CURE Book Drive Update

The annual meeting has come and gone but books can always be used.  We have delivered several to SRCI for the Life Support Club.  If you would like to donate books contact us at (503) 977-9979 and we will make arrangement to pick them up in the greater Portland metro area. Do you have self-help … Continue reading

Beaverton Support Group Features Guest Speaker

The Beaverton, Oregon CURE group will meet on Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Meeting Room A in the Beaverton City Library. We have the room from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and our guest speaker will be Dawnell Meyer who is the DOC Administrator of Education and Training. We know the wheels of progress move slowly … Continue reading

Reminder – Beaverton Support Group and DOC Intake Meeting is Tonight

Please be advised the next Oregon CURE meeting will be held at the Beaverton City Library on June 4, 2014 in Meeting Room A. The DOC / CURE Intake meeting will be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm The Beaverton CURE Support group will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. We hope all is well with … 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

November Washington Country Release Orientation Success Expected to Continue with December Intake Orientation Special Guest – Frank Thompson

Sometimes, a plan comes together!  Gretchen V, OR Cure President and Beaverton Support Group Facilitator, contacted several people to attend the Washington County Release Orientation – and they all attended the meeting and participated.  Presenters included 2 PO’s from Washington County, 4 people from DOC, (2 at the administrative level, 2 release managers), 2 mentors from … Continue reading

Holiday Pricing for Video Interactive Calls

If you haven’t yet tried a video phone call – now is a good time – the cost is less than 50% of the normal rate and it really is a good experience., particularly for those of us who have to drive almost 800 miles round trip – and travel over 3 mountain passes for … Continue reading

Join Us for an Evening with Colette Peters

October 2, 2013 is the Annual Meeting for the Oregon Chapter of CURE.  As we have mentioned in our newsletters and support groups, all current Oregon CURE members are invited to attend this special event at the Beaverton Library, Meeting Room A.  Setup will take place promptly at 5:30 with the event beginning at 6:00. … 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

Annual Meeting: Colette Peters Featured Guest

Our featured guest for our Annual Meeting is Colette Peters, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections. The Oregon Cure Annual Meeting will be held in the Beaverton Library, meeting room A, on October 2, 2013.  The event is scheduled from 6pm to 8pm.