The Inaugural Inductees of the Connecticut Hall of Change and Charlie Grady, Founder, will be our Guests on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven, Fri., April 17, 2020, Live-Streamed and 24/7 Podcast Everywhere.

Connecticut’s Hang Time Organization in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Correction, Career Resources, Inc., The Arts, Preservation & Museums at DECD for the State of Connecticut and the Re-Entry Collaboratives of Connecticut are proud to announce The Connecticut Hall of Change. This unique project was created by Hang Time’s founder Charles Grady and will launch in Spring 2020. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have teamed up to assist in the launch of this first of its kind statewide project. The Hall of Change is designed to recognize and memorialize those formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to Connecticut communities since their release. Only eight individuals from across the state will be inducted into the inaugural group of awardees.

The nominating process will begin on December 20, 2019 and will end on February 14, 2020.

Nominate your family member, friend, co-worker, parent, neighbor, Pastor, anyone you are proud of for this distinct honor!!! Only eight (8) will be chosen! “The Great 8 of 2020” Nomination form can be found at:


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Season Three Program/Guests List (*formerly incarcerated):

Fri., Sept. 6, 2019: Khalil Cumberbatch*, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019: Aaron T. Kinzel, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019: Charlie Grady, Outreach Specialist for the FBI CT Community Outreach Program
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019: Michael Kimelman*, Former Hedge Funder and Author of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019: Corey Brinson*, Former Attorney Convicted for a White Collar Crime who is running for Hartford City Council
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019: Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Asst. Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Iona College Criminal Justice Department
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019: “Free Prison Phone Calls” Show, CT Rep. Josh Elliott & Tiheba Bain
Fri. Dec. 20, 2019: John Hamilton, CEO, Liberation Programs
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020: Reginald Dwayne Betts*, Lawyer, Poet, Lecturer on Mass Incarceration
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020: Serena Ligouri*, Executive Director, New Hour for Women & Children – L.I.
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020: David Garlock*, Program Director, New Person Ministries, Lancaster, PA Fri.,

Feb. 20, 2020: Larry Levine, Talk Show Host & Criminal Justice Consultant

Fri,. Mar. 6, 2020: Hans Hallundbaek, Interfaith Prison Partnership
Fri., Mar. 20, 2020: Tiheba Bain*, Women’s Incarceration Advocate

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020: Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, Director, Healing Communities Prison Ministry

Fri., May 15, 2020: Fran Pastore, CEO, Women’s Business Development Council