Dear Friends,
With the holiday season upon us, Lynn and I have been reflecting on the blessing we have been given of having each one of you in our lives. Together, we have risen from the ashes of loneliness and despair to form a great new community that is still in its infancy.  Together, we have had many successes to be proud of:
– We have formed a great new community 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 have had over 100 participants on our weekly online support group. 
– We celebrated our 100th online support group meeting in April, and our 125th in October. 
– We have held in-person reunions, retreats, lunches, presentations, religious services, sermons, ordinations, and holidays parties. 
– We have formed deep, intimate friendships and rely upon one another every single day. 
– We have shared resources and introduced one another to valuable opportunities. 
– We now have important positions in major criminal justice organizations, sit on boards, and are actively involved in the larger criminal justice reform movement. 
– We have launched our new website. 
– We have updated our prisonist criminal justice blog ( that has 5 1/2 years of important content, with new blogs posted regularly.
– We wrap our first year of Criminal Justice Insider radio on Dec. 7th with special guest Glenn E. Martin, Founder of G.E.M. Trainers and Founder & Past-President of JustLeadershipUSA.
– We are available for each other at all hours of the day, night, weekends, holidays and whenever anyone of us is in need. 
– We have helped families to reunify in new and unexpected ways, parents to re-establish relationships with estranged children. 
– We have helped each other make sense of the greatest challenges of our lives. 
In the coming year, we intend to do even more, and to grow our community into a movement – one that gives us a new dignity, respect and place in the world. To this end, we have invested (and reinvested) our own time, resources and finances. We have received some contributions from sympathetic and empathetic donors both within our community and without. 
Now, we need your help! 
In this holiday season, would you please make a contribution to keep our ministry and movement going and growing?  Any donation, large or small, would not only be of immense help, but would also let us know that our ministry has impacted you and the loved ones in your lives. 
Please make your donations online at or send your check to “Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.,” P.O. Box 1, Woodbury, CT 06798. As a 501(c)(3), all donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law. 
On behalf of all of us, and of all those who are suffering who have not yet found us, thank you! 
Blessings to you and yours for a happy & healthy holiday season, l’שלום
Jeff & Lynn
PS To read our Fall/Winter ’18 Newsletter, please click here. We would appreciate your feedback! 
Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.
Co-founder, Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., Greenwich CT & Nationwide
Co-host, Criminal Justice Insider Radio, The Voice of CT Criminal Justice

PO Box 1, Woodbury, CT 06798