Archives for September 2015

Dismas Charities Management Team Attends Bureau Of Prisons Training

Thirty-five managers from Dismas’ federal facilities and Corporate attended the Bureau of Prisons Residential Re-entry 2015 National Contractor’s Training August 26-27 in Millington, Tennessee. Attendees included over 200 contractors and BOP staff as well. Topics included legal issues, home confinement, medication, mental health and substance abuse cases, ethics, discipline, escapes and significant incidents, contracting, contract […]

Thanks To Anonymous Donor Dedicated Residents Set Sioux City Garden In Motion

Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, the residents of the Sioux City (IA) facility have embarked on a major garden project that includes raised wooded plots to cultivate vegetables and herbs. In addition, the donor purchased a 120-square foot shed, complete with flowered window boxes, to house tools, a small garden cart, supplies […]

Dismas Charities Midland Staff Honor Officer In 4-Mile Fundraiser

In mid-May staff from the Midland (TX) facility, headed by Director Amy Vest (left), participated in the inaugural Eric Williams Race for Justice. The four-mile event, hosted by FCI Big Spring and held at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, was replicated at 13 other sites nationwide. The race, designed to award scholarship funds to […]

Dismas Charities Holds CS Supervisor Training

Dismas Charities operates seven state residential reentry programs in Kentucky. Three of them are host to state residents who are required to perform community service at designated government or non-profit work sites. They include everything from work at food banks, municipalities, animal shelters, clothes closets, homeless shelters, and historic homes. Currently Dismas residents assist at […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Sponsors Team Vanessa In “Relay For Life” Walk

To recognize cancer survivor and Del Rio (TX) elementary school teacher Vanessa Martinez, the Del Rio facility recently sponsored and donated $400 to Team Vanessa during the mid-May when Val Verde County held their Annual Relay for Life Walk. From left are Resident Monitor Christopher White, Assistant Director Ramiro Ortiz, Martinez, walk participant Melissa Del […]

Former NM Secretary Of State Continues On Albuquerque Board

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Gonzalez (left) poses with Dismas Charities Vice President of Development Den Freaney at a recent meeting of the Albuquerque Community Advisory Board. Gonzalez has been on the board since its 1966 inception. Like Us On FaceBook!

Dismas Charities Savannah Holds Unique Fundraisers

During May, the Savannah (GA) facility held fundraisers to benefit the YMCA, which serves all of downtown and has a mission to end generational poverty by helping people achieve selfsufficiency. Fund-raising activities included a movie night, a nacho stand, selling grilled sausage and beef dogs, and even collecting votes through donations to “pie” staff members […]

Diersen Charities Director Williams Honors Retiring Probation Chief

Memphis (TN) Director James Williams (right) was invited to speak at the retirement of Alice Conley, Chief Probation Officer with the U.S. Probation Office for the Western District of Tennessee. Williams spoke of their mutual respect and the significant contributions Conley had made toward the betterment of his facility, including furthering his development as the […]

Labor Day 9-7-2015

Labor Day in the United States, which is recognized on the first Monday in September, is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. Established in 1887 by President Grover Cleveland, it is an annual tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, […]

Dismas Charities Macon Director Brown Raises Funds For Muscular Dystrophy Association

In May, Macon (GA) Director LaTonja Brown volunteered to go to jail to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Before calling on friends, family, colleagues and associates to help her raise her required $500 bail, Brown was “arrested” at the facility by Bibb Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Page. Dubbed the Macon Lock Up […]