Advocate, Donate, Volunteer & Connect!
Be an Advocate. Donate to help CURE IL. Volunteer to help out. Volunteer to join the board. Participate in one or more of our campaigns.
If you would like to take part in enacting change in the prison system, here are a few suggestions. No one can do all of these things. Your effort and influence, helps!
If you are incarcerated and can write or call your loved ones, do so. Use the systems available to file complaints about legitimate concerns.
If you love someone who is incarcerated write or visit, if possible. Incarceration is designed to isolate people. We need to combat that.
We also need people in the free world to understand what goes on in our prisons and jails. Be informed. Join CURE ILLINOIS. Attend conferences or seminars on the subject. Ask questions.
If you are in the free world and encounter problems or are concerned about problems faced by someone who is incarcerated, contact the prison administrator. Talk with policy makers such as legislators and ombudsman to be certain that they understand the problems. Educate. Talk to your friends and associates. Let them know what is happening. Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers. Challenge inaccurate reporting.
Most importantly, vote!
Do your part to elect leaders who understand criminal justice issues and support constructive policies.