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Prisoners Helping The Public

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Dennis Porter

THE STORY:

Hello, my name is Dennis Porter and I am the founder of Prodigal Sons & Daughters Redirection Services, Inc. 26 years ago while incarcerated, I decided that my life had to change. I also wanted to start an organization that would help prisoners see the error of their ways as well. I wanted them to openly confess it in writing and seek redemption from their God, families and society. I encouraged them to use their experiences, talents and skills to give back and improve their communities. I took the lead and used my artistic ability and conducted a public anti-violence campaign from prison which received national attention. As a result, I was awarded an early release from prison. I wrote a life skills curriculum that has helped hundreds of prisoners reclaim their lives. I started a conference called From Prison To Power: 100 Successful Ex-offenders. I made history by becoming the first Director of Prisoner Re-entry for the City of Newark, NJ under Mayor (now Senator) Cory Booker's Administration. I have received numerous awards and a State Senate Proclamation. PSD is also a Columbia University Affiliate. In spite of all these accolades and others, our unconventional approach to Prisoner re-entry based on empathy (actual experience) is not quite defined or it seems "fundable" by conventional standards. PSD has depended on a self help model of member support, small contracts, private donors and a few grants to maintain our office space, program services, website, etc. We are in need of Angel Investors and Philanthropist who believe in our ability to bring a unique approach to ending recidivism in this country, by helping returning citizens reconnect with their responsibility to God, family and society. We are asking you to please help us utilize our unique qualifications as Prodigal Sons & Daughters to redirect the lives of others. We can be viewed on our Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2pEMrZfI8s Thank You!

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