Why It's so Hard to Get Good Sentencing Information: The Vanishing of Federal Sentencing Decisions, by Brian A. Jacobs

For those going through a Federal White Collar prosecution, the difficulty in obtaining an accurate sentencing landscape makes good decision making especially precarious. Certainly, it is one of the recurring topics in our Monday evening online White Collar Support Group meetings – lots of questions, not so many answers.  This Forbes article by Brian Jacobs,…

Vanity Fair: A Hedge Fund Ex-Con Finds It’s Hard Coming Home to Greenwich

We were prominently mentioned in this article about our friend Chip Skowron. Please feel free to email your thoughts and comments to me at jgrant@prisonist.org. “Jeff Grant, the lawyer turned minister who counseled Skowron before he entered prison, [is co-founder of Progressive Prison Ministries (prisonist.org), the world’s first ministry supporting the white collar criminal justice/economy…

Podcast: Jeff on Seeing Beneath the Surface with Toni Quest and Peter Elvidge, Ep. 60

Jeff talks criminal justice reform, white collar ministry, overcoming opioid addiction and devotion to service with Toni Quest and Peter Elvidge on the Seeing Beneath the Surface Podcast, Episode 60. Listen on YouTube: Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seeing-beneath-the-surface/id1274257837 Listen on Facebook:    

Guest Blog: Back to the Future: How Prison Taught Me to Relearn my Relationship with Time, by Mark Olmsted

In 1981, the AIDS epidemic began, and I was living in ground zero, New York City. I had come out at a very young and precocious 16, and had enjoyed an extremely hedonistic life when I went to college at NYU – lots of drinking and sleeping around, all while still managing to do well in film school.  At 21, the future was extremely…