Mission Statement

CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE's two goals are (1) to use prisons only for those who have to be in them (2) and for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around.


Founders
Mississippi CURE was started many years ago, however fell to the way-side.  It was re-started and re-organized from the ground up during the Summer of 2005 by Peggy Miller, Jonathan Edwards, Suzan David, Debbie Dendy, Martha Jean Smith, and Joe Key.

Peggy Miller was elected the first Executive Director during June of 2005, however had to resign due to the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.  She served as Co-Director and Co-Executive Director over the next 5 years.

Jonathan Edwards then served as Executive Director of Mississippi CURE from September of 2005 until January of 2010, where he also served on the International CURE Board of Directors. 

During the Summer of 2007 Jonathan Edwards, along with former Louisiana CURE Executive Director Claudia Boudreaux traveled on behalf of International CURE to Cote d'Ivorie, Africa.  Where they trained, recruited, and assisted in setting up the first 12 International chapters of CURE.

Sondra Humphrey was elected as the Executive Director for Mississippi CURE in March of 2010 and is currently serving in that capacity.


PURPOSES

     A.  To achieve a reduction in crime by promoting the
          rehabilitation of errants;

     B.  To promote the humane treatment of errants and their
          families;

     C.  To engage in any and all activities necessary or appropriate
          to raise funds for the purposes of the Corporation including
          the solicitation of contributions from public and private
          sources wherever located; and
    
     D.  To do any and all lawful acts that may be necessary, useful,
          suitable, or proper for the furtherance or accomplishment of
          the purposes of the Corporation.

     E.  To hold training sessions to help educate members and other
          groups in leadership positions as well as life management.

     F.  To offer support understanding and when appropriate
          education for the families including spouses and children of
          incarcerated persons.