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Oregon CURE Annual Meeting

Oregon CURE Annual Meeting “Navigating the Oregon Prison System” Held Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005 Oregon CURE held a community education event with a discussion panel about how adults in custody and their families and friends can successfully navigate the prison system.  The four panelists included … Continue reading

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

F.R.E.E. Event at CRCI

Several of the Oregon CURE Board of Directors (pictured from left to right is our secretary, president, vice-president, and correspondence secretary) volunteered at the Family Relationship Enhancement Event (F.R.E.E.) at the Columbia River Correctional Institution on August 16, 2014.   This year is only the 2nd year the event has been held at CRCI.  F.R.E.E. had … 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

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

FREE Video Call

Tel Mate is offering one free 30 minute video phone call to all adults in custody.  If you haven’t had a call yet – you may want to give it a try this month.  We believe the offer is good through the 24th of January. One of our members suggests the following:  “I find it easier … 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

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.

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