About Progressive Prison Ministries

The World’s First Ministry Created to Support Individuals, Families & Organizations with White Collar and Other Nonviolent Criminal Justice Issues

So many people are in a place where their 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 or drug abuse problems that finally crushed them, financial issues that overwhelmed their ability to be present for themselves and their families, an illness or mental illness, hospitalization, poor judgment that has caused rampant legal problems. Incarceration issues.

So many people are suffering and want to find a new way.  But they are mostly frozen.  Stopped dead in their tracks feeling alone, isolated, and hopeless.  They mourn the past and fear the future.

We believe that everybody deserves a second-chance at a successful, happy, fulfilling life.

If you, a friend or a family member are suffering from a traumatic or life-altering event and would like to find a path to a healthy, spirit-filled place on the other side of what seems like insurmountable problems, please contact us to schedule an initial call or appointment.

Our ministry does not charge fees for our services, but does, as a 501(c)(3), accept reasonable donations that are deductible to the extent permitted by law. For our Contact Us page to arrange an initial call, video chat, or in-person appointment, click here.  For Jeff Grant’s bio, click hereFor Lynn Springer’s bio, click here.

Blessings, l’שלום


Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.
Co-founder, Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., Greenwich CT & Nationwide

PO Box 1, Woodbury, CT 06798
501(c)(3) I donations: PayPal.me/ppminc

Link to Contact Info & Appointments.

Click here to read our article, “After Trauma: The Time for Spiritual Growth.”


Recent Accomplishments

  • We formed a great new community of persons and families with white collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues founded on empathy, compassion, care, hope and faith. 

  • We have served over 300 individuals and families with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues. 

  • We welcomed over 100 participants on our weekly online White Collar/Nonviolent Support Group call. 

  • We celebrated our 100th online support group meeting in April, 2018, and our 125th in October, 2018.

  • We organized in-person reunions, retreats, lunches, presentations, religious services, sermons, ordinations, and holidays parties. 

  • We formed deep, intimate friendships and rely upon one another every single day. 

  • We shared resources and introduced one another to valuable opportunities. 

  • We have been appointed to important positions in major criminal justice organizations, sit on boards, and are actively involved in the larger criminal justice reform movement. 

  • We founded a new Prisonist Ethical Movement and founded the Center for Ethical Training & Transformation.

  • We launched our new prisonist.org website. 

  • We updated our prisonist criminal justice blog (prisonist.org/prisonist-the-blog) that has 5 1/2 years of important content, with new blogs posted regularly.

  • We are deep into our second year of Criminal Justice Insider radio, WNHH 103.5 FM, New Haven, CT, live-streamed everywhere.

  • We have been available for each other at all hours of the day, night, weekends, holidays and whenever anyone of us is in need. 

  • We helped families to reunify in new and unexpected ways, parents to re-establish relationships with estranged children. 

  • We helped each other make sense of the greatest challenges of our lives. 


Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. was founded in 2012, incorporated in 2014 and received 501(c)(3) status in 2015. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Mission Church, 450 Wilfred Terrace, Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010, Rev. Father Joseph Ciccone, Ed. D, M Div, presiding, (201) 754-4GOD, saintjosephmissionchurch@gmail.com. St. Joseph Mission Church is a parish of the Progressive Catholic Church, Rt. Rev. A. Edmund N. Cass, D Min, CFS, OCR, Presiding Bishop, Little Portion Friary, 106 Courtney Circle, Greenville, SC, 29617.



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