Business Insider: This is what it’s like when the 1% go to jail, according to a couple that ministers to their families, by Rachael Levy

Shame. Ostracism. A shift to food stamps. This is a harsh reality for the families of white-collar criminals — hedge fund managers convicted of insider trading, or bankers nabbed for embezzlement. Sure, these are some of the world’s most privileged people, and incarceration certainly ruins lives across the economic spectrum. So these “one-percenters” garner no … Read more

P.R.I.D.E. Entrepreneurial Program in Connecticut

A course filled with information on how to go into business. It is exclusively for inmates, released inmates & people with a criminal background.  It covers all areas such as Banking, Law, Insurance, Accounting, Marketing , Sales, Life Lessons, Business Plan, Positive Mental Attitude & more.  What makes it unique is that it is 60% … Read more

Emily Hart Elected to the Board of Directors of Family ReEntry

Emily Hart recently expanded her involvement with the non-profit community from New York to Connecticut when she joined the Board of Directors in September 2016. Previously, Emily worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor in New York providing counseling services for prevention, alternative to incarceration, and parole and probation treatment mandates. After receiving her LMSW from … Read more

The National Hire Ex-Felons Campaign

The National Hire Ex-Felons Campaign By Bob Pelshaw – Guest Blogger  The Relationship Between Felons – Jobs –  Employers – Crime As an employer I never thought about this issue until becoming a convicted felon myself. I served ten months at Leavenworth Federal Prison Camp for a mistake nearly all businessmen have done: I “robbed … Read more

Life Without Mom

By Steve Brase – Guest Blogger Steve and Kelly Brase first came to our attention because of their blog’s name,”Orange is the New Blog.”  Kelly is serving a three-year prison sentence & writes of her experiences from prison, even as life has changed significantly for Steve and their two children at home in California. We … Read more

Authentic, A Sermon by Rev. Jeff Grant

  Link to Video of sermon on YouTube here. Let us pray. May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of all our hearts, be acceptable in your sight Oh Lord – our Rock and our Redeemer. Good morning, and welcome to Martin Luther King Sunday at Norfield Church.  What an auspicious day to … Read more Dwight Dickerson, M.A.

Progressive Prison Project  Innocent Spouse & Children Project  Greenwich, Connecticut Dwight Dickerson, M.A. Authenticity: Being truthful to oneself  and others is the key to maneuvering  through the reentry process Dwight Dickerson, MA, Community Psychologist President/CEO Tri-Cord LLC New Haven, CT As there are as many days in the week, months in a year there … Read more

Visiting My Brother In Prison, By Alison Grant

When my brother told me he might be going to prison, I couldn’t believe it.  In my eyes he could do no wrong.   I had been holding him up on a pedestal since I was a little girl. Even when he did things I didn’t agree with, he was my rock.  This time, however, he … Read more