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The First White-Collar Ministries in the United States. prisonist.org
The First White-Collar Ministries in the United States. prisonist.org

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Can you spot the error in the official Blue Coupe concert poster, below? Please reply and we will put your name in the Blue Coupe free ticket pool - one winner will be chosen randomly from correct entries!

Please join us as Family ReEntry presents its Rock & Roll Benefit Concert starring BLUE COUPE featuring members of BLUE OYSTER CULT & ALICE COOPER BAND with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway, Rock Legends Joe and Albert Bouchard, Guitar Virtuoso Nick Didkovsky, the irrepressible Tish and Snooky and Special Friends!

Opening will be SCHOOL OF ROCK, Fairfield CT.

We will be honoring CT State Senators Tony Hwang and Ed Gomes for their service to the criminal justice community!

Thurs. April 13th, 6:30 pm, FTC Warehouse, Fairfield CT

Please Join Us! For tickets: https://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/warehouse/family-reentry-benefit

Proceeds will support Family ReEntry's mission to advocate for and provide programs to restore dignity and renew families affected by the criminal justice system.

Please Post This Event on your Facebook Page and Share with Friends! Thank you!
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Prisonist.org: We have been invited back to The Nantucket Project 2014! Sept. 26 - 28, 2014. We are so grateful to The Nantucket Project for its continuing support of our ministries.

We started our TNP relationship as TNP Fellows at TNP2012. On the Main-Stage at TNP2013, Jeff revealed (for the first time in public) his inspiring journey from addiction to prescription narcotics, to imprisonment for a white-collar crime, to Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, to founding the first ministry in the U.S. created to support persons accused or convicted of white-collar and other nonviolent crimes and their families. At TNP2014 we will be giving back to the Fellows Academy.
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Help support Stephanie Burley's Classroom: Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 in Jamaica, NY | 6th grade | Highest Poverty.
http://www.donorschoose.org/stephanie.burley.

My school is situated in a urban and low income community, where many of my students reside. The student population is a mixture of African, Caribbean, Hispanic, and Asian Americans. There is also a large percentage of immigrants. I have the pleasure of working with a group of energetic, inquisitive, and bright young people, all of which have a variety of learning needs. The majority of my students have Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or are English Language Learners (ELL), therefore, many read two, sometimes three stages below grade level. Yet, their limitations do not prevent them from trying their very best. They visit my classroom regularly for additional assistance with classwork and homework assignments, or to simply lend a helping hand.

I'm working on getting a set of dictionaries for my 6th and 7th grade classes. Also, headphones for our listening center and magazine for the class library. Can you help me out? My project was just approved and posted on DonorsChoose.org. Here’s my classroom request: http://www.donorschoose.org/stephanie.burley To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through Monday, September 1, 2014. Your gift will help me, my current students, and future students tremendously. I would be very grateful if you would pass on this message to anyone else who could help. Thank you in advance for your contribution. Warm regards, Stephanie
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What, Me Worry? A Sermon About Depression & Incarceration: Matt. 6:25-34, By Rev. Jeff Grant. Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, 10 am, First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. prisonist.org.

"Most of you know that I served as Associate Minister and Director of Prison Ministries at this church until February of this year. From this pulpit, I’ve shared with you my transformation story of how I went from addiction to prescription narcotics, to Federal prison for a white-collar crime, to earning a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, to founding with my wife Lynn a prison ministry for people accused or convicted of white-collar and other nonviolent crimes and their families.

What I haven’t shared with you is that I suffer from bipolar depression, and that in 2002 I attempted to commit suicide. It has been a long road back since then that has included a regular course of treatment for my bipolar depression – with varying results.

What I am going to try to do this morning is describe what it is like to suffer from depression when issues of incarceration are present in your life."
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Best Wishes To Dennis Kozlowski On Your Upcoming Talk at The Nantucket Project 2014!

On the Main-Stage at The Nantucket Project 2013, Rev. Jeff Grant revealed for the first time his inspiring journey from addiction to prescription narcotics, to imprisonment for a white-collar crime, to Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, to founding the first ministry in the US created to support persons accused or convicted of white-collar crimes - before a group of 600+ eminent and accomplished visionaries, thinkers, innovators and performers. Click Image to view Video.
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Inviting Contributions on Topic of "Incarceration and Depression" for Sermon, Sun, Aug 24th,10 am, First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Click below for details and contributions to date. Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div. prisonist.org.

I invite any contributions, experience or thoughts you might have regarding this matter. I am looking for contributions from persons who are preparing to go to prison, who have been to prison, family members, friends and loved ones, advocates, professionals and clergy, and anyone else who touched by this issue (and/or by the scripture selections: Exodus 1:8-2:10, Romans 12:1-8, & Matthew 16:13-20).

Thank you for your kind support and important contributions.
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Prisonist.org: The Amazing Ride, by Lori Dooley - Innocent Spouse & Guest Blogger.

"Saturday on our way back to where we live, we went to visit Evan at Montgomery Federal Prison Camp. It was an emotional visit and it was so good for all of us to see each other and be together for a while."

"I had to share this day with you both. For something that could have been so unpleasant turned out to be a beautiful day. I thanked God for all my blessings and for all the beautiful people I got to meet in one day. There are so many, and all of these families there who all shared the same experience were beautiful and so many loving moments in the room that I observed because we don't take the moments for granted any more. In a prison camp, I felt a true sense of peace and love. We all belonged together as one family."
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Prisonist.org: Letter to Neil Young, by Jeff Grant.

Dear Neil Young, I am writing to you let you know how you've inspired my transformation story and prison ministry. Most early mornings at about 3:30 am, I sit at my computer listening to one of your albums or another (this morning After the Gold Rush) and channel your essence & work ethic (or at least what I project it to be). I hear the song in my head - the muse - and I try to follow her where ever she leads.

Most days, she leads to something useful or serviceable. On rare occasion, something much more.
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