Edited by Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Executive Director of Family ReEntry, serving the CT Criminal Justice Community & Co-Founder of Progressive Prison Ministries, the First Ministry in the U.S. Created to Support Individuals, Families & Organizations with White-Collar and Other Nonviolent Incarceration Issues.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 2015 Report/Spring 2016 Appeal. Faith & Dignity 
for the Days Ahead
Blogs, Guest Blogs & News
2015 Report/Spring 2016 Appeal
Coming May 2016: Men of Faith
Cover Story

Dear Friends,

We hope this finds you well.  Thank you for your generosity and support in the past year.

2015 was a year of blessings and challenges in our ministry and lives.  We had a year of significant growth and meaningful outreach, and, too, Jeff was ill but has since recovered. Some highlights from the beginning of 2015 to date:

Speaking Engagements, Sermons, 
Articles and Interviews

Upcoming: Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative, Professional of the Year Award, April 29, 2016, Bridgeport, CT

Upcoming: Men of Faith Magazine, May/June 2016 Issue, Cover Story, New York, NY

The Hour, “Ministry Counsels People Who Committed White Collar Crimes,” Subject of Article, Norwalk, CT

Weston Kiwanis, Speakers, Weston, CT

Weston Forum, “Kiwanis Talk: Aftermath of White-Collar Crime,” Subject of Article, Weston, CT

Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Good Friday Sermon, Westport, CT

Emanuel Episcopal Church, Sermon, Weston, CT

Inc., “What Successful Entrepreneurs and Successful Criminals Have in Common,” , Subject of Article, New York, NY

Greenwich Sentinel, “A Worldly Fall, A Spiritual Ascent,” Subject of Article, Greenwich, CT

The Lisa Wexler Show, WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich CT, Radio Interview with Lisa Wexler, Greenwich, CT

LoveTalk, WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven CT, , Radio Interview with Babz Rawls Ivy, New Haven, CT

Making Rain, “White-Collar Criminality, Addiction and the Entrepreneur,” Subject of Article, New Rochelle, NY

The Vision, the Newspaper of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, “White-Collar Ministry: From Riches-to-Rags-to-Redemption,” Article Author, New York, NY

Darby & Friends, WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich CT, Radio Interview with Darby Cartun, Greenwich, CT

Ready For Freedom?, Life After Prison In Connecticut, Speaker, Hartford Library, Hartford, CT

Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative, Bridgeport Reentry Advocate of the Year Award 2015, Bridgeport, CT

Greenwich Time, “Group Offers Help to Innocent Families,” Subject of Article, Greenwich, CT

The Brick Church Prison Ministry, Presenter, New York, NY

Podcast Interview with Michael Santos, Orange County, CA

Norfield Congregational Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Sermon, Weston, CT

Pastoral Care & Outreach

Direct Care to Individuals Accused or Convicted:  59

Direct care to Spouses & Families:  30 (does not include children or extended family members)

States of Service, Residence and/or Incarceration: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Washington

We Received a Significant Grant to
Provide Assistance for Struggling Families
We are so grateful to the American Baptist Churches USA for awarding us a $2000 grant to provide one-time stipends to individuals or families with white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issues to be used for short-term expenses. Please feel free to email us if you require assistance. The funds will be administered by Jeff's Supervising Minister, Rev. Hopeton Scott of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.  Click here for more information.  

We are grateful for all donations this past year to our Ministries. These donations enable us to grow, reach out and serve this community for which there is far too little understanding, compassion, empathy and accurate information.  Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. is a CT Religious Corp. with 501c3 status -

all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. We hope you will consider making a donation to our appeal this year.  Donations can be made by credit card/PayPal here, at the "Donate" button on on our site, or by sending your check payable to: "Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc." P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883.  We have enclosed an addressed envelope for your use. Thank you.


If you, a friend or a family member are experiencing 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. We are here to listen, help and provide coping and healing solutions.

Thank you again for your generosity and support.

Blessings, כן, מאוד

Jeff & Lynn



If you, a friend or a family member are experiencing 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

Progressive Prison Project/  
Innocent Spouse & Children Project

Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
(o) 203-769-1096
(m) 203-339-5887
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Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouse & Children Project
(203) 536-5508

George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
(203) 609-5088

Jim Gabal, Development
(203) 858-2865

Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact

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