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New Haven Independent: New Corrections Chief Vows Prison Reform

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]By Tom Breen, Reprinted from New Haven Independent, March, 6, 2019 When Rollin Cook started his career as a correctional officer in Utah 30 years ago, the criminal justice system prioritized handling inmates with force. As the new head of Connecticut’s prison system, Cook plans to build off of…

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Testimony: Before the CT State Appropriations Committee Relating to Medication Assisted Treatment in Prison, March 4, 2019

H.B. No. 7148, AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2021, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR. Good evening, Senator Formica, Senator Lavielle, Senator Osten, Representative Walker, and members of the Appropriations Committee. My name is Jeff Grant and I serve as Co-Founder and Minister of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. (Greenwich, CT),…

Absolute Return: Helping Hedge Funders Cope With Prison: A Q&A with the Director of Greenwich-Based Progressive Prison Ministries (2013), by Lawrence Delevingne

On May 13, Level Global Investors co-founder Anthony Chiasson was sentenced to more than six years in prison. He’ll be joining a small but growing number of incarcerated hedge fund professionals thanks to the government’s aggressive prosecution of insider trading cases. Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam is serving an 11 year prison sentence. FrontPoint Partners…

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Absolute Return: Helping Hedge Funders Cope With Prison: A Q&A with the Director of Greenwich-Based Progressive Prison Ministries (2013), by Lawrence Delevingne

On May 13, Level Global Investors co-founder Anthony Chiasson was sentenced to more than six years in prison. He’ll be joining a small but growing number of incarcerated hedge fund professionals thanks to the government’s aggressive prosecution of insider trading cases. Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam is serving an 11 year prison sentence. FrontPoint Partners…

An Excerpt from the Book: “Down & Out in Greenwich, CT: An Insider’s View of Opioid Addiction, Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom,” by Jeff Grant (Unpublished)

I pulled on my sweatshirt and realized just how cold it was.  It was freezing down that end of the hall. Suburbia they called it.  It was the most sought after section of the unit.  Far from prying eyes.  Far from the glaring lights and acrid smells of the bathroom.  Far from the incessant screaming…

An Excerpt from the Book: "Down & Out in Greenwich, CT: An Insider's View of Opioid Addiction, Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom," by Jeff Grant (Unpublished)

I pulled on my sweatshirt and realized just how cold it was.  It was freezing down that end of the hall. Suburbia they called it.  It was the most sought after section of the unit.  Far from prying eyes.  Far from the glaring lights and acrid smells of the bathroom.  Far from the incessant screaming…