(A) prisoner does not enter the prison gate destitute of all constitutional rights.                  

Jackson v. Hollowell, 714 F. 2d 1372, 1383 (5th Circuit, 1983)

 

CURE IL’s mission, to ensure our Justice System be held accountable through a transparency policy that will monitor humane practices to ensure the incarcerated are treated with human dignity. To achieve this goal society must realize prisoners are human beings deserving of humane treatment and rehabilitation, so they may contribute to society rather than be a burden on taxpayers.

CURE IL is a nonprofit 501(3) c formed to educate and inform the public, so they understand the criminal justice system and the constitutional rights of inmates. We provide the information and tools necessary to advocate for a change to ensure the humane treatment of prisoners. CURE IL’s mission to contribute to a paradigm shift from viewing those involved with the criminal justice system as less than human and mentally deranged, to people deserving of humane treatment and rehabilitation so that they may contribute to society rather than a burden on taxpayers. Laws should protect society, not penalize poverty, mental illness, race or religion. We believe that prisons should be used only for the protection of society and that those incarcerated, should have all the resources they need to turn their lives around. Our Justice System must be held accountable through transparency that will monitor fair and compassionate policy implementation. Laws should protect society, not penalize poverty, mental illness, race or religion. We believe that prisons should be used only for the protection of society and that those incarcerated, should have all the resources they need to turn their lives around

 

 The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

-Fyodor Dostoevsky