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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ready for Freedom … ?, Life After Prison In Connecticut, Weds. Nov. 18, 2015, 6 - 7:30 pm, Hartford Library



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  Ready for Freedom … ? 

Life After Prison In Connecticut

Weds. Nov. 18, 2015, 6-7:30 pm

Hartford Library

500 Main St. Hartford, CT

 

Moderator: Andy Thibault

Panelists: 

Scott Semple, Commissioner CT Dept. of Corrections 

Judge Robert J. Devlin, Jr., Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court 

Bonnie Foreshaw, co-author of “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself – Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters,” and “I’ll Fly Away – Further Testimonies from the Woman of York Prison.”

Deb Rogala, Program Operations Director for Community Partners in Action (CPA)

Robin Cullen, CEO of Color Outside The Lines, facilitator of groups in prisons and community out reach programs

Gary Roberge, Director of Adult Probation and Bail Services for the State of Connecticut

Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, White-Collar Minister/Director of the Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project, Greenwich CT & Nationwide

 


Bios of Panelists and Participants Below:


A Note from Andy Thibault, Author of Cool Justice and the Cool Justice Blog: (HARTFORD, CT) – [On July 9, 2015] Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined lawmakers, state officials and advocates for a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the final passage into law of the "Second Chance Society" legislation the Governor introduced earlier this year. The package of initiatives is designed to continue the progress being made in reducing the state's dropping crime rate, which is at a 48-year low, as well as ensuring nonviolent offenders are successfully reintegrated into society and become productive workers in Connecticut's economy.

 
 
Commissioner Scott Semple joined the Connecticut Department of Correction as a front line Correction Officer in 1988 at the high security Cheshire Correctional Institution.

Semple entered into the field of correctional training in 1996 and subsequently he was promoted to the rank of Correctional Captain at the agency’s training academy.

In 1999, Semple was assigned to the Department’s Office of Public Information where he served as an agency spokesperson. During the course of this assignment, he was promoted to the rank of Major in the year 2000, and went on to serve as the Legislative Liaison for the Department.

In 2004, Semple was assigned to the Garner Correctional Institution where he played a critical role in establishing the agency's first consolidated environment for male offenders with significant mental health needs. In 2009 he was appointed Warden of the Garner Correctional Institution.

In November of 2013, then Commissioner James E. Dzurenda appointed Semple as the Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Rehabilitative Services. Less than one year later, with the retirement of Commissioner Dzurenda in August of 2014, Scott Semple was chosen to serve as the Interim Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Correction. Governor Dannel Malloy appointed Semple as commissioner in January 2015.

In April 2015, Commissioner Semple dedicated the State’s first Reintegration Center. The Cybulski Community Reintegration Center at the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution is designed to prepare inmates for reintegration upon release and to reduce recidivism. It is a part of Gov. Malloy’s Second Chance Society initiative.


Judge Robert J. Devlin, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. After law school, Judge Devlin worked in private practice for three years and then as a public defender for about a year. For the next eight years, he served as an assistant state’s attorney under then-State’s Attorney Arnold Markle in New Haven. In late 1987 he was appointed as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in its Organized Crime Strike Force. In 1992 he was recognized by the U.S. Attorney General as one of the outstanding federal prosecutors in America for his work as a member of the prosecution team that secured convictions of the hierarchy of the New England mob.

In 1992 Devlin was appointed a Superior Court judge by Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. He has served as a criminal court judge in the judicial districts of New Haven, New London, Fairfield, Hartford and Stamford. He has also served on several Judicial Branch committees, including the Committee of Judicial Ethics, the Criminal Jury Charge Committee and the Judicial-Media Committee, of which he is co-chair. He is also a member of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.

Devlin is currently assigned as presiding judge of criminal matters in Bridgeport. The criminal section of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association selected him as its 2008 Judge of the Year. In 2010 he was named Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court and continues to serve in that position. He has presided over several notable trials including State v. Beth Carpenter, State v. Russell Peeler, State v. Dominic Badaracco and State v. Christopher DiMeo.

Devlin also is an adjunct instructor at Naugatuck Valley Community College. He was the recipient of the 2010 Faculty Senate Adjunct Award and has authored a textbook for his NVCC litigation class. In addition, he teaches courses in the Criminal Justice program.


Bonnie Foreshaw is co-author of “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself – Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters,” and “I’ll Fly Away – Further Testimonies from the Woman of York Prison.” Foreshaw had been jailed for more than 27 years on jacked-up charges of first degree murder of a person she had never met. A buried memo by Superior Court Judge Jon Blue – written when he was a public defender – delineated the basis for a proper charge of manslaughter in the accidental shooting. After the memo was published and brought to the attention of the state Board of Pardons and Paroles, Foreshaw was granted clemency and released on Nov. 15, 2013.

She has since spoken at programs hosted by Gateway Community College in New Haven and the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield. Foreshaw is writing a memoir about her experience, including sexual assault, moldy buildings and other elements of prison life in Connecticut. During a recent appearance at the Oliver Wolcott Library, Foreshaw also spoke about challenges of re-entering society, including having to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles six times to get an ID. 



Deb Rogala is Program Operations Director for Community Partners in Action (CPA).

I was an intern from Central Connecticut State University in 1994 and I was a senior when I came in contact with the Resettlement Program. I met Sister Nancy, who has been a tremendous mentor to me. After that internship I was hooked. I knew immediately that I wanted to work with this population and I wanted to work with an agency that has such a wealth of history. We have been around since 1875 and that to me is pretty amazing.

The Resettlement program works with individual that are discharging from Niantic (York Correctional Institution), 6 months prior to release and then 6 months in the community. I have been with the program for fourteen years now because I absolutely love what I do. I really believe that CPA and Resettlement are making a difference in so many people's lives. I'm awed by the strength of the women we work with. I come to work every day and I love what I do. I am amazed by the work that we do. For me it’s easy, you either go to work and love what you do or you hate what you do. I chose to stay with CPA because I believe in our mission, I believe that people can change if given the opportunity and given the resources.

The greatest rewards for me are watching individual successes. Whether it be watching an individual graduate her GED or watching/witnessing someone graduate from college or driving a U-Haul filled with furniture and help someone move into their first apartment or helping someone move into one of our transitional houses. There are so many rewards to the job. Yes there are absolute challenges and I think that is the piece where I've grown the most and learned about myself through coworkers, staff, supervisors and mentors. I have grown tremendously over these fourteen years, both emotionally and spiritually. I'm a different person. I see the world different. I see the issues of society differently. I'm really blessed to be part of such a great organization.


Robin Cullen is a consultant and artist.

She is a trained group facilitator in curricula written by Dr. Stephanie Covington: Beyond Trauma, Beyond Anger and Violence, A Women’s Way Through the Twelve Steps, Helping Women Recover and Healing Trauma.

Robin was a member of the therapeutic writing group formed by Wally Lamb at York Correctional Institution. Her essay was published in Couldn’t Keep It To Myself (2003). She continues with related work as a guest performer and board member for the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP).

Since 1989 JDPP has been harnessing the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through performance, community building, and positive change. Robin is certified through Amherst Writers and Artists to teach therapeutic writing. Ms. Cullen worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD) for more than ten years.


Now, owner of Color Outside The Lines, she facilitates groups in prisons and community out reach programs and is an especially passionate and informed lecturer on the subject of Reentry. Robin is also a remodeling contractor. Uplifting, transforming, and repurposing - people, places, and things! 



Gary Roberge is the Director of Adult Probation and Bail Services for the State of Connecticut – Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division as well as the Commissioner of Interstate Compact for Connecticut. He has over 27 years of criminal justice experience within the Branch. Prior to obtaining supervisory and managerial positions, his career began with the Office of the Chief Bail Commissioner as a line officer providing direct service to the courts.

Roberge has spent the past 16 years working within the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division managing and now directing adult probation and bail field operations. He directs over 700 line and supervisory probation and pretrial staff who supervise over 41,000 probationers and 16,000 pretrial release cases.

Roberge is also a member of the Interstate Compact Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Interstate Compact Technology Committee. He is also the Co-chair of the Sex Offender Assessment and Management Sub-committee for the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.

Roberge received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Hartford. He is also an adjunct professor in the Central Connecticut State University Criminology Department.

Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, White-Collar Minister, Activist, Social Ethicist, Author, Speaker:

Jeff is the Minister/Director of the Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project, Greenwich CT & Nationwide, the first ministries in the U.S. created to provide confidential religious/spiritual support and consulting to people with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues and their families - before, during and upon reentry from prison.

After serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime, Jeff was awarded a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with a focus in Christian Social Ethics. Jeff sits on a number of Boards serving ex-offender communities, including Family ReEntry, Community Partners in Action, Healing Communities Network, and the Editorial Board of the book, The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration has Hijacked the American Dream.

Jeff was the recipient of the Elizabeth Bush Award for Volunteerism and the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative Advocate of the Year Award '13, '14 & '15. JustLeadershipUSA recognized Jeff as one of “Fifteen Leaders in Criminal Justice" at its launch in NYC. He has been the subject of articles in national media including Forbes, Absolute Return/HedgeFund Intelligence, Fairfield County Business Journal, New York Magazine, Weston Magazine Group, and others. Jeff is also the editor of the important and widely read blog, prisonist.org, at which he authors, edits and curates content around national and international criminal justice advocacy/ministry themes.




Moderator: Andy Thibault, author, ‘more COOL JUSTICE’















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Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
jgrant@prisonist.org
(o) 203-769-1096
(m) 203-339-5887



Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouse & Children Project
lspringer@prisonist.org

(203) 536-5508

George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
gbresnan@prisonist.org
(203) 609-5088

Jim Gabal, Development
jgabal@prisonist.org
(203) 858-2865

Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact
mediababz@gmail.com
(203) 645-9278   




We are grateful for donations from individuals, religious groups, charities, foundations and the like. Donations can be made by credit card/PayPal or by sending your check payable to: “Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.” P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883. Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501c3 status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support and generosity.


If transformation and redemption matter to you, a friend or a family member with a white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issue, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox. The darkest days of a person's life can be a time of renewal and hope.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's About God: Prison Ministry vs. Prison Consulting, By Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div

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It's About God: Prison Ministry  
vs. Prison Consulting,  
By Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div



I've read a number of articles lately about prison consultants and prison coaches. Most of those articles have not been particularly favorable. I understand. After my designation in 2006 to Federal prison at Allenwood Low FCI for a white-collar crime, I rushed out to hire a prison consultant too. I paid him a lot of money, and he delivered nothing he promised. In our ministry, I've since met some very reputable prison coaches (notable examples: Walt Pavlo, Jack Donson, Justin Paperny, Michael Santos among others), but unfortunately there are yet others who lack any real skills or dedication to helping others.

After I was released from prison in 2007, I took a different path. I decided to dedicate my life to serving people who were suffering in silence, undergoing the same kinds of incarceration-related issues that had affected my family. I set out to become one of the most knowledgeable and credentialed experts in the country.

Over the next few years, I ran recovery and reentry groups at a rehab and at a men's residential diversion facility. I earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC with a focus in Christian Social Ethics. I was called to an inner city church in Bridgeport, CT, where I served as Assoc. Minister and Director of Prison Ministries. I was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of several prisoner reentry nonprofits. My wife Lynn Springer and I then founded, in Greenwich, CT, the first Ministries in the country created to provide confidential religious/spiritual support and consulting to people with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues and their families before - during and upon reentry from prison.




A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION
 
In the 10+ years we've been working with people and families before, during & upon reentry from prison, this is our simple conclusion: those who engage in a spiritual transformation do much better than those who do not. 


When asked the difference between a prison minister and a prison consultant, my first response is always the same... It's about God. Or at least, it's about your own perception of God, higher power or divinity. This is hard stuff. We were in isolation for the longest time, afraid to face the truth of our lives, what we were doing, and what we had done. Now, we have a large and growing spiritual community of people who have been through these things from whom we can all learn, grow and evolve into the person God intends us to be. It's about dropping the rock and finding a new freedom. 



WHAT WE DO

We shepherd people and families all the way through the process, to a new and better life and family dynamic on the other side of prison. We do direct pastoral care in person, by phone/ Skype/ FaceTime, by email (many Federal prisons now have email), and by mail.

CONFIDENTIALITY

As clergy, our communications and counseling are strictly confidential. For this reason, we are often the first people that families call when they are ready to end their isolation and reach out for help. This is also a major reason that many attorneys allow their clients to maintain relationships with us.


PASTORAL CARE

Utilizing our professional backgrounds and real world experience in religion, law, business, reentry, recovery, family work, ethics, and advocacy, we are the only ministry in the country created and equipped to guide people and families though this difficult time.

Direct counseling, readiness & preparedness ministering:

To people accused or convicted of white-collar and other nonviolent crimes, to help them survive, transform & succeed before, during & upon return from prison.


 

To the families throughout the process.

OUTREACH


Boards. We are on the Boards of Directors of the two largest nonprofits in Connecticut dedicated to families affected by issues of incarceration, Community Partners in Action and Family ReEntry. In New York City, we are on the Board of Healing Communities Network. We are also on the Editorial Board of the book & movement, The Justice Imperative (CT), and on the advisory boards of The Phoenix Association (CT) and Creative Projects Group (Los Angeles, CA).



Speaking engagements. We have spoken at some of the most important and influential venues in the United States, including The Nantucket Project
 , Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT), Greenwich Leadership Forum (http://www.greenwichleadershipforum.org/sermon/jeff-grant-video/), Correctional Ministries & Chaplains Assoc. Conference (Wheaton College, IL), Yale Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, churches, prisons and community reentry programs, etc.

Sermons. We often preach and speak at churches and other houses of worship.

Media. Articles about our ministry have appeared in Forbes.com, HedgeFund Intelligence, New York Magazine, Fairfield County Business Journal, Weston Magazine Group, etc.

Blog. We edit and curate one of the most widely read and respected criminal justice blogs in the country, Prisonist.org. We are also the co-Online Editor for The Justice Imperative blog and the Malta Justice Initiative blog.

Social media. We are a major presence advocating for criminal justice reform on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linked In, Pinterest, etc.

All this we bring to help guide you and your family through its spiritual journey to a safe and secure life on the other side of prison.




DONATIONS

We are grateful for donations from individuals, religious groups, charities, foundations and the like. Donations can be made by credit card/PayPal via the "Donate" link in the sidebar of prisonist.org, or by sending your check payable to: “Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.” P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883. Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501c3 status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support and generosity. 


If transformation and salvation matter to you, a friend or a family member in need, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox.  Learn why the darkest days of a person's life need not lead to the end of that life.  Redemption and walking in the light have their own timetables.

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Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
jgrant@prisonist.org
(o) 203-769-1096
(m) 203-339-5887



Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
lspringer@prisonist.org 

(203) 536-5508

George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
gbresnan@prisonist.org
(203) 609-5088

Jim Gabal, Development
jgabal@prisonist.org
(203) 858-2865

Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact
mediababz@gmail.com
(203) 645-9278
  

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 DONATIONS
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We are grateful for donations from individuals, religious groups, charities, foundations and the like. Donations can be made by credit card/PayPal or by sending your check payable to: “Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.” P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883. Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501c3 status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support and generosity.


If transformation and redemption matter to you, a friend or a family member with a white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issue, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox. The darkest days of a person's life can be a time of renewal and hope.

Friday, October 9, 2015

About Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, White-Collar Minister, Activist, Social Ethicist, Author, Speaker


 


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About Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div

White-Collar Minister, Activist, 
Social Ethicist, Author, Speaker



Jeff is the Minister/Director of the Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse and Children Project, Greenwich-Weston-Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is engaging in new forms of prison ministries providing confidential religious & spiritual support to people accused or convicted of white-collar and nonviolent crimes and their families - before, during and upon reentry from prison.

They are "the first ministries in the United States created to support people accused or convicted of white-collar and other nonviolent crimes and their families."

After serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime, Jeff was awarded a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with a focus in Christian Social Ethics. 


As clergy, all communications with our ministry are strictly confidential (and thus approvable by white-collar attorneys).

Jeff sits on a number of Boards serving ex-offender communities, including Family ReEntry, Bridgeport & New Haven, CT; Community Partners in Action (formerly the Connecticut Prison Association), Greater Hartford, CT; Healing Communities Network, New York, NY; the Editorial Board of the book, The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration has Hijacked the American Dream, Southport, CT; and the Advisory Board of Creative Projects Group, Los Angeles, CA (Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet,"  2014 Cannes Special Screening).  Jeff was the recipient of the Elizabeth Bush Award for Volunteerism and the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative Advocate of the Year Award '13, '14 & '15.  JustLeadershipUSA recognized Jeff as one of fifteen Leaders in Criminal Justice at its launch in NYC - the event was chaired by Piper Kerman of Orange is the New Black.

He has been the subject of articles in national media including Forbes, Absolute Return/HedgeFund Intelligence, Fairfield County Business Journal, New York Magazine, Weston Magazine Group, and others.
As an advocate for prison reform and criminal justice social ethics issues, Jeff is a requested speaker for charitable, religious, educational and public action groups.  

Notable speaking engagements: Main-Stage Presenter at The Nantucket Project (http://nantucketproject.com/artofsurvivingprison); interview at the prestigious Greenwich Leadership Forum (http://greenwichleadershipforum.org/article-list/jeff-grant-video.html) by host David Miller, Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative; workshop presenter at the Corrections Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) Correctional Ministry Summit, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, IL; featured speaker at the Salons at Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT (http:// http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=10488); panelist at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York; panelist at Yale Divinity School; and various sermons and speaking engagements throughout the Northeast. 

Jeff is also the editor of the important and widely read blogsite, http://prisonist.org, at which he authors, edits and curates content around national and international criminal justice advocacy/ministry themes, including exclusive articles and guest blogs written by some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields. 


About Lynn Springer

 About Lynn Springer
Lynn Springer is the Founding Advocate of the Innocent Spouse & Children Project. As the innocent partner of a white-collar criminal, and a mother, Lynn is called to this ministry with a heart of compassion and understanding. She seeks with the Progressive Prison Project team to find ethical ideas for innocent families though faith and practical solutions to a new, sturdy, healthy way of life. Lynn’s concern for children and social justice for all people led her to several nonprofit Board and volunteer situations, including as curriculum consultant and essay reader at Friends of Nick, a NYC based foundation created to build character and integrity in underprivileged inner city youth; as a member of the Board of Directors of Pathways, Greenwich, CT, at which she advocated for the needs and care of the mentally ill; and on the Board of the International Aids Charitable Foundation, NYC. She is a long-time supporter of criminal justice/prison initiatives: Re-Entry Ministry, a faith- based halfway house for women in E. Bridgeport, CT, and Family ReEntry in Bridgeport & New Haven, CT, a nonprofit serving formerly incarcerated people and their families. Together with her husband Jeff Grant, Lynn co-founded the Fresh Start Garden of Hope - a Family Reentry project where ex-offenders helped to convert a blighted block in inner city Bridgeport into the largest privately owned public use park and garden in the State of Connecticut. As a woman of faith, Lynn was pleased to serve terms as Deacon and Senior Deacon at the Second Congregational Church of Greenwich, CT. She worked happily for over twenty-five years as a Creative Consultant in advertising, publishing, design and in the private sector in NYC, Greenwich and beyond. Lynn enjoys living and creating in Weston, CT. Her husband Jeff and her daughter Skylar, 17, are her joy and love.
 


If transformation and salvation matter to you, a friend or a family member in need, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox.  Learn why the darkest days of a person's life need not lead to the end of that life.  Redemption and walking in the light have their own timetables.
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Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
jgrant@prisonist.org
(o) 203-769-1096
(m) 203-339-5887


Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
lspringer@prisonist.org 
(203) 536-5508

George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
gbresnan@prisonist.org
(203) 609-5088

Jim Gabal, Development
jgabal@prisonist.org
(203) 858-2865

Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact
mediababz@gmail.com
(203) 645-9278   



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Donations

We are grateful for donations from individuals, religious groups, charities, foundations and the like. Donations can be made by credit card/PayPal or by sending your check payable to: “Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.” P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883. Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501c3 status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support and generosity.


If transformation and redemption matter to you, a friend or a family member with a white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issue, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox. The darkest days of a person's life can be a time of renewal and hope.