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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),…

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Out in Greenwich, CT: An Insider’s View of Opioid Addiction, Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom,” by Jeff Grant (Unpublished)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Out in Greenwich, CT: An Insider's View of Opioid Addiction, Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom," by Jeff Grant (Unpublished)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…

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White-Collar Online Support Group Celebrates 100th Meeting, April 16, 2018

White-Collar Online Support Group Celebrates 100th Meeting Greenwich, CT – (March 23, 2018) – Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. proudly announces that the 100th weekly meeting of its national online White Collar/Nonviolent Support Group will be held on Monday, April 16th at 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific. It is…

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THE REDEMPTION OF JEFF GRANT – BY TIMOTHY DUMAS, GREENWICH MAGAZINE – MARCH 2018

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Greenwich Resident Don Young Elected to Family ReEntry Board

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_layout=”light”] Greenwich Resident Don Young Elected to Family ReEntry Board Bridgeport, CT – (January 8, 2018) – Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists individuals and families affected by the criminal justice system, today announced the appointment of Don Young to its Board of Directors. “As the new Board Chair, I…