TX-CURE was founded in 1972 by Charles and Pauline Sullivan, who are now based in Washington D.C. Heading up National CURE and International CURE. CURE has Chapters across the United State and a growing number throughout the world. The main mission of all CURE Chapters is to work together to achieve Criminal Justice and Prison reform by advocating for local and national proactive legislation.
TX-CURE MiSSION STATEMENT
We Work To Educate Policy Makers
TX-CURE monitors and interacts with elected officials and political candidates to raise their awareness of the value of preventive rehabilitation, restorative policies, and programs that prevent crime. We advocate for laws that demand safe and healthy prison units and qualified wardens and officers. We encourage prisoners and their families to participate in efforts to educate the public and politicians regarding prison conditions. We inform prisoners, prisoner families, victim families, and other interested persons about the resources available to those undergoing the effects of crime and violence. As membership grows, our voices become stronger.
We encourage respect for, and understanding of, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). TDCJ has many good administrators who want to operate a humane and constitutional institution. TDCJ administrators do not want “loose cannons” or corrupt officers any more than we do. Administrators appreciate our reporting employees who violate prison policy. We strive to work with the system, not against it.
“The degree of a civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”