Archives for June 2015

Dismas Charities Diersen (KY) Choir Sing For Re-Entry Group

In mid-April, the recently formed, 15-member Diersen Resident Choir performed for Mission Behind Bars, a re-entry group. They sang “Redeemed”, a song by national recording artist Big Daddy Weave. Their choir robes were donated by seven-year Volunteers Jerome and Amy Carter of Breathing Life Ministries who conduct religious services at the facility on Fridays and […]

Savannah Helps Keep City Beautiful

In mid-March, as part of the Keep Savannah Beautiful campaign, residents partnered with the city to clean areas in need. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Owensboro Clients Learn Of Victimization

In mid-March Tammy Lou Wright (above left), Program Manager of Victim Services for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, helped the clients of the Owensboro SAP program by showing them the impact of their actions. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, as the presentation was titled, was also designed to promote victims rights. The clients were […]

Fork Lift Training At Dismas Charities Corporate Office Certifies Staff

  In late March, IT Specialist Brian King organized a Forklift Certification presentation for all members of the Louisville-based Maintenance Department. The training by King, himself a certified operator, insured that all maintenance staff are now OSHA compliant as certified Forklift Operators. An obstacle course, created by Maintenance Director Tim Turner (second from left), was […]

Dismas Charities Portland Provides Variety In Community Service

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) donated over $200 in pizza gift cards for the residents of the Portland facility who assisted during this year’s heavy March snow storms. Portland’s residents helped clean the 7-11 inches of snow and ice from the 5,000 bus stops in the city. Known as one of the TARC […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Holds 5th Annual Second Chance Job Fair

On April 9, the Corpus Christi facility co-hosted their fifth annual and hugely successful Second Chance Job Fair. Several hundred individuals, many of which were immediately offered employment, attended the event, designed to find employment for those with a criminal history. The Fair started as a challenge to Dismas from then-FCI-Three Rivers Warden Dan Joslin. […]

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff Tour Los Luna

On April 23, members of the Albuquerque staff toured Los Lunas State Prison viewing the mental health, segregation, geriatrics, medical, and general population areas. From left are Resident Monitors Jesse Cordero, Fabiola Ruiz, and Antonette McConnell, and Word Processor Jessica Kelley Assistant Director Kelly Bowman also attended. Like Us On FaceBook!

Dismas Charities Orlando Hosts Bureau Of Prisons Event

  The Orlando facility hosted the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director’s Conference March 31-April 1. Attendees included representatives from all the Residential Re-entry Centers in the region, including those from Dismas Orlando, Savannah, Macon and Atlanta facilities, along with BOP and Department of Justice personnel. Topics included discipline, billing, referrals, medical, and the BOP’s new […]

Dismas Charities Director Lanning Attends Congressman Yarmuth’s Agency Open House

Portland (KY) Director Robert Lanning (right) attended an Agency Open House at the Louisville office of Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky’s Third Congressional District.  This was the latest of several meetings Yarmuth holds with his local constituents to determine their needs and gauge their Washington priorities.  Lanning, whose Portland center is heavily involved in community […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Intern Appointed To Rights Board

  El Paso Intern Christian Salas (right) has been appointed to the Disability Rights Texas Board of Directors. The board is a legal protection and advocacy agency for those with disabilities. Salas is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and is enrolled in its master’s program. Also pictured are Intern […]