But Jack had a problem he needed to talk to me about – the factory told him that unless he got his felony removed that he would lose his job. Jack told me that he had twice submitted his papers to the State of Connecticut Board Pardons Board – and neither time had the Pardons Board accepted his papers for hearing. Jack was feeling dejected and desperate – and needed help badly.
Four months later, Jack received his full pardon and kept his job. Jack now appears with me at outreach and other groups, raising awareness and funding for the Bridgeport Pardons Assistance Project.
Bridgeport Pardons Assistance Project. We are in the process of opening the first regularly staffed drop-in pardons assistance office to cover all of Fairfield County (bpapct.org). All volunteers and staff are trained at the State of Connecticut Board of Pardons & Paroles, and have experience in pardons assistance. Our goal is to work with all local pardons assistance initiatives throughout the state and country to create better results for all.
For Information Please Contact: Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Assoc. Minister/Director of Prison Ministries, 126 Washington Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06830, bpapct.org.