Arkansas CURE works to promote rehabilitation for the benefit of the community as a whole, and of the incarcerated individual through meaningful criminal justice reform by advocating for meaningful change through the legislative process.
Arkansas CURE is one of many organizations that is networking resources and leveraging ideas into tangible benefits for all.
An Arkansas prisoner dies, the family is trying to find out how, what and why? Fortunately, the prisoners sister is an attorney. This is the phone conversation between Attorney Robertson and the prison official.
The 27-year-old Clark County man found hanging in his cell by a sheet on November 24th. is the fourth suicide in four months in the East Arkansas Brickeys Prison Unit operated by the Arkansas Department of Correction.
A three-day conference, called “Advancing Justice: An Agenda for Human Dignity & Public Safety,” was billed by one of its organizers as “transideological.” The two governors who spoke at the conference – Democrat Jack Markell from Delaware and Republican Asa Hutchinson from Arkansas – did not come armed with press releases about new policies that they would be implementing.
As Arkansas contends with overcrowded prisons, high rates of recidivism among parolees, and the potential resumption of executions, a conference this weekend at the UALR Bowen School of Law is focusing on findings of a report by the Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System Project.
Less than a month before the U.S. Justice Department announced an investigation into sexual-abuse and harassment allegations at an Arkansas prison unit, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the agency the state couldn't comply with the national Prison Rape Elimination Act.
Two Arkansas Department of Correction prisoners died of "natural causes" in April, a prison spokesman said Monday, after an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette inquiry was made because no prison death notifications had been received since March 16.
A familiar message heard since the 1990’s by family and friends of Arkansas incarcerated citizens. Some may remember the old voice message of MCI and the all too familiar voice message of Global Tel link. The next voice message to be heard will be coming from Securus Technologies. Although the voice message will change in the next month or so... the tone still digs deep into the pocket book of the family and friends who press “0” to accept a call.
A familiar message heard since the 1990’s by family and friends of Arkansas incarcerated citizens. Some may remember the old voice message of MCI and the all too familiar voice message of Global Tel link. The next voice message to be heard will be coming from Securus Technologies.
Although the voice message will change in the next month or so... the tone still digs deep into the pocket book of the family and friends who press “0” to accept a call.
A quarterly newsletter is sent to our members. Our past newsletter will be posted as we send out our current issue. You can help us with the mailing cost to our fellow citizens in prison by joining AR-CURE or simply making a donation.
In January, prison officials stopped releasing a specific cause of death for inmates. Instead, each death is classified as "natural causes," unless there are special circumstances that would lead to an Arkansas State Police investigation.
The Arkansas State Police was notified of the two most recent deaths but is not investigating. In January, prison officials stopped releasing a specific cause of death for inmates. Instead, each death is classified as "natural causes," unless there are special circumstances.
Arkansas tried the use of Private Prisons in our State, it was a dismal failure. The State contracted with Wackenhut to run a couple of new prisons at Newport. Conditions deteriorated, and the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into the scandalous conditions in the prisons. The state eventually backed out of the deal and took over the prisons again.
Some of our Public Officials believe that: Shipping Arkansas imprisoned citizens to out-of-state Private-4-Profit Prisons is a good idea... It is NOT! Shipping Arkansas citizens across state lines as a 'quick-fix' to prison overcrowding is an abhorrent practice of treating incarcerated men and women like commodities and our state's dangerous reliance on incarceration.
Should building a Prison be considered a business? Just like a new restaurant or grocery store in town. Are we forgetting that these are men and women, a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, a husband, a wife and someones child... not a loaf of bread.
The Results Are In.. The Survey began July 28, 2014, as soon as 100 people respond the results are distributed. Thanks for your participation... If you did not have a chance to participate we will be distributing more in the future.
The state went from 700 people waiting in jail for beds vacated under Act 570 to 2700 after the Board of Correction changes Parole policy. A wave of the pen increased prisoner backlog by nearly 4x – and then we needed to spend more money on prisons?
While other States are busy reducing prison beds Arkansas seeks to add 600 more! We need more jobs, not more jails. Locking more people up for longer is bad for Arkansas and unsustainable for our budget. Click here to learn more about how you can easily tell your lawmakers to end mass incarceration today.