Gift of Freedom Fund
Another partner of Solid Rock Ministry Gift of Freedom and they help to provide Bibles it as many inmates as possible. For the books and Bibles you can email Marilyn Gulliksen. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have email capability you can write Marilyn Gulliksen at The Gift of Freedom Fund, P.O. Box Colorado, springs, Colorado 80962.
I would like to point out that Greg Rice is the author of
Gift of Freedom. He spent his time and devotion in creating something to enlighten individuals about his life experience.
Life on the Verge Ministry
Life On The Verge Ministry
Mark and Suzan Mason
Life on the Verge
5564 Hatteras Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
To keep up with things and reach as many people as possible they use technology so there is no reason why you cannot get in locate them to see what they are doing.
These are individuals who have come through out re-entry program. Some, still here, others moved on, and some are still affiliated by stopping and lending a hand or counseling whenever time permits.
Prison Ministry at Rev. Aaron’s Moor's Church
Once a year on a Sunday at Manna Christian Fellowship Church (this year was the 16th) a chaplain comes from Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (Gander Hill) to speak on Prison Ministry. This year it was Chaplain Chaplain Joe Kadtke from Howard R. Young Correctional Institute
Chaplain Joe Kadtke
Joe L. Kadtke is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University, graduating with a Bible social work degree in 1975.
Joe and Nancy have been in the prison ministry for 40 years. Joe served as Executive Director of the ministry from 1986 to 2013 and is currently the Facility Chaplain of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (Gander Hill) in Wilmington, Delaware.
Joe and Nancy enjoy photography. Joe enjoys video and video production of all types www.kpvideopro.com
They also enjoy camping, hiking, trail biking and getting together with the family.
You may email Joe at: email@example.com Office phone: 302.998-5502.
Tony Loeffler has been using music to share his testimony faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ for over 47 years. He was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. Using music as a platform has opened amazing doors of opportunity as Tony has performed on four continents and shared his music and life with the general public and with over 1 million inmates worldwide. In 2017, he produced the first Christian Festival in the country of Cuba and also did two special Blues events, one at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana and House of Blues at the Factory of Art also in Habana. The 2nd Blues encounter in honor of Dexter Gordon was held at the Casa de Cultura de Plaza, Verdao where the Jazz Plaza arose in 1980. These photos are of some of the great musicians that Tony has had the pleasure of performing with over the years. All his music is available on CDBaby.com. ENJOY!
Solid Rock Ministry partners with the 1687 Foundation for several books including Psalm 91, 31 Days of Praise, 31 Days of Prayer, and Karla Faye Tucker.
Their website is www.1687foundation.com and the books can be ordered online. (click above)
Terrance Benjamin came to the Harriet Tubman Safe House from New Jersey. Terrance is a blind man who holds his head up high and does not let the darkness stop him from moving forward in life. He is the staple of "We fall down but we get back up". He is a stand-up guy and is involved with his community. He is a man to be admired.
I have interviewed Mr. Hicks and with DOC's help. The Parole Board and the Prison are working together to help make this happen for the Inmates.
James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
Harriet Tubman Safe House Website: www.safehouseva.org
Greeley Ball has spent the last thirty (30) years in jails in Virginia and Delaware. He is now a resident of the Harriet Tubman Safe House and will be a permanent resident if necessary. He no longer has to do anymore time in Prison. He is our number one client and is taking it one day at a time to a new life.
I want to thank Ron Holsterman, the Head of Treatment, Kenneth Milbourne, a supervisor, and Warden Perry Phelps at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center for arranging and allowing us to come in and visit with the inmates. when the inmates are released I help them to set up a plan so they have something to work towards.
The Parole Board Paroled Mr. Leroy Hicks to The Harriet Tubman Safe House on May 1, 2012 through the POPs program at the Delaware Center for Justice. Kim-Alla Swanton is his counselor.The web site is: http://www.dcjustice.org/
Mr. Leroy Hicks who came to us through the PoP's Program has finally been discharged from Probation and is a totally free man now. Free to come and go as he pleases and not have to notify anyone of his whereabouts or what time he comes and goes. He has worked hard to get to this place and is looking forward to continuing in this path.
Dale came out of prison got his life together and moved on. He did over eight years and moved on.
Earl Jefferson on the left, acquired a position with the City of Wilmington. We are in the hopes he will be permanent some day in the near future.http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/
Derick Smith above stopped by and moved on to Project Forever Striving in Philadelphia.
Marvin D. Williams went to Joshua Achievement Center in 2005 and stayed for two (2) years. He is back in Delaware working doing fine.
Walt Goodson above right with the bags came to the Harriet Tubman Safe House from the VA in Coatsville, Pennsylvania.
VA Hospital website: http://www.coatesville.va.gov/
This is Vidal Rivera who I picked up from the Webb and brought him to our house at 700 Buttonwood Street.
Mr. Darrell David Coverdale
I said thank you, this is the best Christmas Present I could have received. It’s about love and someone showing appreciation.
Read more about us at www.safehouseva.org
Mr. Jerriel White (below left) came from Mississippi to Delaware and got stuck here. He came to 700 Buttonwood Street and we helped him to move far away from his previous surroundings. This is what we do.The man (right) came to HTSH straight out of prison stayed for awhile and then moved to Pennsylvania. The man next to him, everyone knows him around here is his cousin Johnny Snow.
This is Debra Mosley and this is here second time around at Harriet Tubman Safe House. She was at 2302 about 8 months ago then she went through sojourners and finished her time there. She became homeless again and this time she was put in 700 Buttonwood Street. I have a dorm there with four beds available. Reverend Daniels came to me about her and I would do anything he asked of me to help someone. I have been working with Reverend Daniels for about 15 years.
Jessie Michael and Guy White
This is how we do it in Virginia. This is a Norfolk boy Jessie Michael. The Guy White on the right. He was only here a week and he has had my phone ringing off the hook with his spreading the word about what I do.
On the right is a picture of a Club he owned in Virginia on thirty-fifth (35th) Street.
This is a picture of the blue tent that she was living in. These other tents belong to others who lived at that area as well.
This is the trash that has collected since those people where living there outside. This is her standing in front of her tent with a beer in her hand. She said she wanted to go to Washington Street across from the Wilmington Hospital with her clothes and sat at the bus stop and drank her beer and then she was going to detox.
She stayed at the Wilmington Hospital for a while then they took her to the Rockford Center.
I picked her up from the Rockford Center and brought her to 914 E. 7th Street. The house was vacant and she stayed for six weeks. Now the last I heard she was doing alright wherever she is at.
When I first picked you up she had an open charge so I took her to court and payed her captious fees and her ID. She was given a fine for her charge and she worked it off at the Harriet Tubman Safe House.
She had twenty (20) years of addiction and had burned all her bridges so no one would help her.
I drove by her a time or two doing my errands and then I stopped to give her a ride to the Wilmington Hospital because her bag was heavy and she had finished her beer.
Now the last I heard she was doing alright wherever she is at.
This man goes by the name of Sarge who was from Norfolk, Virginia. He did thirteen (13) years at James T. Vaughn in Smyrna, Delaware. He is a qualified Paralegal. He is free now doing roofing work somewhere making a living.
On the right is a picture of a Club he owned in Virginia on thirty-fifth (35th) Street.
This is how we do it in Virginia. This is a Norfolk boy Jessie Michael. The White Guy on the right. He was only here a week and he has had my phone ringing off the hook with his spreading the word about what I do.
This is what we do at Harriet Tubman Safe House. I am a bounty hunter and I am looking for you if your down and out.
Probation and Parole:
Here is a gentleman who was sleeping on the streets with nothing so we gave him a blanket, gloves and a hat to help him keep warm.
Douglas standing in front of his new residence.
SEX OFFENDERS DISCLAIMER
Sex offenders are people too. There are always three sides to the story: their side, your side and the truth. Before having preconceived notions about a person, just remember that you don't know their story, other than the label bestowed upon them. Below is a prime example of why we shouldn't judge.
Below is another article giving a little background on the subject. It's a good read if you have a few minutes
Not that anyone would blame him. Beginning at age 18, Jackson spent 39 years in an Ohio prison for a crime he didn’t commit—the longest prison term for an exonerated defendant in American history, and a staggering example of how the criminal justice system can wrong the innocent.
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The stories of Ronald Cotton and Richard Anthony Jones
both incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.
The inmates on Death Row are not necessarily guilty especially if they were convicted mostly on an eye witness testimony. We are not the Judge and Jury and there should be a law that DNA testing should be done if at all possible. Eye witness testimony is not one hundred (100%) accurate. In a line up there should be only one person shown at a time and any detective working on the case should not be included in the lineup. This video explains and shows just how inaccurate an eyewitness can be
You may wonder why I do what I do,well here is the perfect example.
You do not know if someone has truly committed a crime or not just because they were found guilty.He had ineffective council and a police department that did not do due diligence in the case.It’s my job to help anybody no matter what.This is for the Prosecutors, Judges, Attorneys and the Juries as well. It is scary when a case is presented with no evidence and a jury still finds a man guilty because of the fast talking attorney and the fact they want to go home or they do not like the color of his skin or his looks. These are all facts.
This is a lesson we all should learn from that just because the Prosecutor says he did it does not mean he did it. It is the Prosecutors’ job it to convict someone no matter what.
Now we have to figure out how to stop this from happening again.
I am now wondering how many people were put to death that were innocent just because of ineffective council and a jury that wanted to go home early or liked the way the prosecutor talked or acted so they believed him.
I Earl Wallace Woodlen, Jr. is against the death penalty.
Martin Sostre was jailed twice on drug charges and spent nearly 20 years in prison, much of it in solitary confinement. In that time, he transformed himself from “a street dude, a hustler,” as he described himself, to a pioneering fighter for prisoners’ rights.
“For the first time, I had a chance to think, and began reading everything I could — history, philosophy, and law,” he once said, as quoted in a 2017 NPR report that detailed his life.
He taught himself the law, organized inmates and challenged harsh prison conditions, filing lawsuits from behind bars in the 1960s and ’70s — a decade before the prisoners’ rights movement began growing — that led to legal decisions ensuring greater protection for inmates.