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Missouri CURE
 P.O. Box 28931 
St. Louis MO 63132
816-377-CURE (2873)
No one is free while
others are oppressed.
United for
Rehabilitation of

Welcome to the Missouri CURE website. Here you will find helpful information as well as current and past newsletters, resources, upcoming events and legislative information.

Please visit our newest column, Prisoner Narratives, an in-depth look at abuses suffered by Missouri prisoners in segregation/solitary confinement. These include individual stories of prisoners who live for weeks, months, years, and some even decades in tiny cells for 23 hours a day, often under horrific conditions.

Feel free to browse around. If you see anything you would like information on, please let us know. At the bottom left corner of this page is a contact form; please fill it out and let us know how we can improve this website, or any other concern you may have. If you would like to help volunteer, please let us know here as well.

CURE is an international movement that seeks to reduce crime through reform of the criminal justice system. International CURE website is

Missouri CURE organizes and unites prisoners, their families, and others for education and advocacy in criminal
justice issues.
Welcome to Missouri CURE
Who We Are

Missouri CURE began in 1990 as a state chapter of National CURE.

Who Can Join? CURE members include prisoners, their families and loved ones, and other concerned members of the community.

What are the goals of CURE? To ensure that prisons are only used for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that they are used only for the purposes of rehabilitation and education.
Memberships and Donations

Interested in joining or donating to the Missouri CURE cause? Click here.
St. Louis and Kansas City Meetings - UPDATE
In an effort to keep everyone safe, our meetings are being held via conference call until further notice.
CURE is NOT a service organization. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit criminal justice advocacy organization. CURE has NO legal services please do NOT send legal papers. We advocate for criminal justice reform, but we cannot take on individual cases.
Missouri CURE Upcoming Events
To a special prisoner

You Inspire Me

I don't need to mention names
You know who you are
On top one minute, doing what you do so well
Then knocked down and shut away
Unseen but not forgotten
Still fighting with dignity day after day
Not even bemoaning your fate
Taking whatever opportunity life affords
To continue the struggle
Still planning creative strategies to make change happen
Undeterred by the oppression of centuries
The lowest of the low in some eyes
The highest of the high in mine.

Now more than ever, Missouri CURE is concerned about the health and well-being of Missouri's incarcerated population. Please click on the link below to read our open letter to Governor Mike Parson. We've also included a report from Michelle Smith who is on our Advisory Board and is currently incarcerated. Stay safe. Practice physical distancing. Wash your hands. 

Visit the COVID-19 Behind the Walls page for first-hand reports on the conditions inside Missouri's prisons.

IMPORTANT: A federal judge has ruled that prisoners are entitled to receive the $1,200.00 stimulus check that was distributed a few months ago. Click here for more information. 

St. Louis American on July 2, 2022
Edna “Hedy” Harden passed away on June 23, 2022. Hedy was born on May 14, 1944 in St. Louis, MO to the late Howard and Louise (Butler) Camp. She attended DeAndreis High School and received her B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Hedy was a human rights activist and was committed to improving the lives of Missouri’s prisoners and empowering their families. She was the long-time chair of Missouri Citizens for the Rehabilitation of Errants (Missouri CURE). She was co-editor of the Missouri CURE newsletter. She was an avid supporter of several organizations including the Organization for Black Struggle.

Hedy’s only son, Robert Silvestri, preceded her in death along with siblings Joan, Mike, Joe and David. She leaves to celebrate her life stepdaughters Natasha Nicole Hurd and Donyell Brown; grandchildren Tyrie and Tyjah Powell, and Tyden Johnson; siblings Howard, Mary, Jim, Carol and Judy; special friend Keith Brown El; and a host of friends and human rights allies.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Ambassador Event Hall, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63136.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to continue the work of Missouri CURE. Checks or money orders can be sent to Missouri CURE, PO Box 28931, Kansas City, MO 63132.
Missouri CURE loses longtime chairperson, Hedy Harden