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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Prisonist.org: August 2016 Newsletter. White Collar Ministry, Advocacy, Service


Do You Know an Individual, Family or Organization with White-Collar Incarceration Issues? Help is in this Newsletter!

Please feel free to forward to those in need!

  
Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. 

Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Director, Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate
White-Collar Ministry I Advocacy I Service
Faith & Dignity for the Days Ahead  
  
The first ministry in the United States created to provide confidential  
support and counseling to individuals, families and organizations with  
white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues.    

 

August 2016 Newsletter

 
    


 significant

Significant Outcomes: Since Jan. 2015, We have Served Over 85 Individuals and 35 Families in 25 States:  

   
Since Jan. 2015, we have served individuals and families in twenty-five states, including:     
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
We typically communicate with these individuals and families before, during and upon reentry from prison in person or by phone, email, Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting or, if in a Federal prison, via CorrLinks. Please click image for our information package. 
     
 supportgroup

News: We Have Started A White-Collar/Nonviolent 

Online Support Group -  
the first in the country
 

If you have been convicted of a white-collar or nonviolent crime and have served your sentence, please consider joining our online white-collar/nonviolent support group. We hold our weekly group meeting on Tuesdays, 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific. For more information please click image. 
         
businessinsider

Article: Our Ministry Featured in Business Insider   

   
Rachael Levy wrote a powerful article about our ministry, "This is what it's like when the 1% go to jail, according to a couple that ministers to their families." Publication date: July 27, 2016. Click image to read article. 
 
Trauma

Blog: After Trauma: The Time for Spiritual Growth

   
So many of us are in a place where our first life has come to an end.  A divorce, the death of a child or other loved one, loss of a job or career, alcohol and drug problems that finally crushed us, financial issues that overwhelmed our ability to be present for ourselves and our families, an illness or mental illness, hospitalization, poor judgment that has caused rampant legal problems, incarceration. Click image to read Jeff Grant's article for prisonist.org
Berger

Guest Blog: Shouldn't Criminal Defense Lawyers Prepare Clients for Prison? 

   
Jay Berger, a former lawyer who served time in a Federal prison, makes a compelling case urging the white-collar defense bar to prepare their clients for prison. Click image to read Lee's article on prisonist.org.
Donson

Guest Blog: White-Collar Prison Consultants: Let the Buyer Beware 
  
Jack Donson is one of the few prison consultants who we have found to be ethical and trustworthy.  Click image to read his article on the ways in which unscrupulous consultants hurt vulnerable individuals and families. 
Crumpton

Video: We Were Interviewed By Jennifer Crumpton for the Huffington Post  

   
Please click image to watch our June 7, 2016 video interview with Jennifer Crumpton, author of the book Femmevangelical, and religion columnist for The Huffington Post and Patheos.     
Methodist

Event: We Will Speak and Host a White-Collar Work Session at the Methodist Reentry Symposium in NYC

We will speak and lead a white-collar breakout session on Sat., Oct. 1, 2106 at the United Methodist New York Annual Conference Board of Church and Society presents "I Was in Prison and You..." at the Grace United Methodist Church, 125 West 104th Street, New York, NY. Please join us. Click image for more information.
Cover

Cover Story: Jeff Featured in Men of Faith Magazine 

   
Click image to read Men of Faith Magazine: 
Interview with Rev. Jeff Grant, by Hurley Morgan, Senior Managing Editor (pg.8 - 11). We are so grateful to Elissa Gabrielle, Cheryl Lacey Donovan, Hurley Morgan, Cee Cee H. Caldwell Miller and all at Real Life Real Faith Media for allowing us the opportunity to reach out to individuals and families with white-collar and nonviolent incarceration issues who are suffering in silence. Issue release date May 18, 2016.    
 
WomenWalking

Article: Lynn Featured in Women Walking By Faith Magazine 

   
Click image to read the Women Walking By Faith May/June Edition, Women's Ministry/Organization Highlight: "A Chat With Lynn Springer (pg. 24-25). Issue release date May 16, 2016.  
ABCUSA

Grant: ABCUSA Has Awarded Us A Grant To Help Struggling Families & For College Scholarships. Apply Now!
We are so grateful to the American Baptist Churches USA for awarding us a Matthew 25 $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 and for college scholarships. 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 image for more information. 
 


Donations: Thank You For Your Support & Generosity!

We are grateful for all donations made to our ministries. 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.  We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501(c)(3) status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.   
ContactInfo


Contact Information:  
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.

Blessings, כן, מאוד

Jeff & Lynn 
  
Prisonist.org: Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.  
  
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1232 
Weston, Connecticut 06883 
(o) 203-769-1096
Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Director 
Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
(m) 203-536-5508
George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats 
(m) 203-609-5088
Jim Gabal, Development 
(m) 203-858-2865
Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact 
(m) 203-645-9278

Faith & Dignity for the Days Ahead
Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 1232, Weston, CT 06883



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