SSC October Meeting

October 14, 2012

We will meet at the home of Jim and Lynn Chinnis, 29 Brookshire Drive, Warrenton

Carla Petersen of Virginia CURE, will speak on prison reform.

Virginia CURE is an all volunteer non-profit organization with a focus on the Virginia criminal justice and prison systems, and the people whose lives are impacted by those systems. Virginia CURE has been advocating for reform of Virginia’s criminal justice system since 1988 and is an effective and respected voice in bringing attention to challenging criminal justice and prison issues that might otherwise be ignored. To promote its goals. Virginia CURE networks with other organizations and the Executive and Legislative branches of Virginia government, and organizes activities providing information, education and support to families, those who are presently or were formerly incarcerated, and other concerned citizens. Activities include an annual Advocacy Day at the General Assembly, an Annual Meeting, and special projects. Virginia CURE’s Board of Directors meets regularly with staff of the Virginia Department of Corrections to discuss current issues. Volunteers advocate for bills, monitor legislation and provide legislative update to members via email , the website and the newsletter. Local chapters meet regularly throughout the state. Virginia CURE addresses a wide range of issues including: parole of Old Law prisoners, prison conditions, medical issues, juvenile justice, voting rights for ex felons, reentry issues, abolition of the death penalty, sex offender issues, mental health and more.

For more information visit Virginia CURE.

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