The Nantucket Project present’s Down & Out in Greenwich with Jeff Grant providing An Insider’s View of Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm at The Nantucket Project Library, 123 Mason Street in Greenwich.
Incarceration, being sent to prison, happens more than one imagines. A high-flying executive makes a fateful decision and winds up in legal trouble. He or she is sentenced to time in prison. His life and the lives of his family are shattered.
The Nantucket Project will present Rev. Jeff Grant who will share his story about prison life and his difficult road back to life and living after incarceration.
Grant was a Main-Stage Presenter at The Nantucket Project in 2013. In Grant’s personal account, the audience will hear details about a few poor decisions, what life is like in prison, and how one man has been able to successfully navigate a course to become the first person in the country, who was incarcerated for a white-collar crime, to be named the head of a major criminal justice nonprofit. Grant has methodically rebuilt his life, personally and professionally, and was recently named Executive Director of Family ReEntry, a nonprofit agency that supports families affected by the criminal justice system.
Grant said: “I want my story to be a cautionary tale, but I also want anyone affected by the criminal justice system to know that there is hope and help after prison. I am grateful to The Nantucket Project for its support and leadership in justice reform.”
Currently, there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States and over 70 million with criminal records. Nearly 11,000 individuals will be released in Connecticut this year.
“It is vital that we reach these individuals at critical junctures in their lives and provide them with enough support so that they can have every opportunity to achieve, learn and grow as citizens who are not forced to return to the kind of activity that caused them to be incarcerated in the first place.” – Jeff Grant
To learn more about attending the upcoming presentation at The Nantucket Project, go to: Nantucket Project: Down & Out