No one is free when others are oppressed.
New Address: P.O Box 116
Ballwin MO 63022
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 offenders, their families, and others for education and advocacy in criminal
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.
To make a contribution to Missouri CURE please click here. Your contributions are used to continue to advocate for prisoners and family members. Our major expenses are publishing and postage for our quarterly newsletter, Turning Point. A grassroots organization, CURE has no paid staff. Members volunteer their time.
P.O. Box 116
Ballwin MO 63022
To Join by Pay Pal:
If you are paying for a prisoner membership, please include the prisoner's name, number and institution in the paypal notes so that we know you are paying for a prisoner. This will ensure that the newsletter is sent to the prisoner. When you click the pay button and sign in, the very top form has a link to add instructions to buyer; this is where you should add this information.
Other Payment Options
Check or Money Order: Make out to Missouri CURE (address below).
Postage Stamps: Send 5 postage stamps for each inmate membership.
P.O. Box 116
Ballwin, MO 63022
House Bills 752 & 753, based on our proposal, were introduced 2/28/13 by State Rep. Rory Ellinger to reform the 85% law. Unfortunately, the House Speaker did not assign them to a committee until the last day of the session, which meant that they died in committee. They will be refiled for the 2014 legislative session.
You can lobby your legislator
locally while the legislature is not in session.
Click the link below to view
and sign our petition to
support reform of the
85% mandatory minimum
sentencing law that affects
so many Missouri prisoners
and their families and loved ones:
MO CURE Conference Held in St. Louis
More than 100 people attended our annual statewide conference held 9/28/13 at Ferguson Middle School. Keynote speaker Keith Brown-El received a standing ovation following his speech entitled "Anything that doesn't kill you is supposed to make you stronger." Keith, now a community activist, talked about his 36 years in Missouri prisons. A transcript of his speech can be found on the Recent News & Notes page.
A distinguished panel of speakers discussed strategies for influencing legislation, especially for fighting mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The panel included State Rep. Roy Ellinger, Democrat; former Republican Sen. Larry Rohrbach; Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman of Missouri ACLU; Bev Livingston, Director of MISD (Mothers of Incarceacted Sons & Daughters) of Kansas City; and Christine Woody, MASW Criminal Justice Task Force Coordinator.
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