New York, NY – (October 23, 2013) – Joining forces to assist the U.S. prison population with re-entering society, Beyond the Bars LLC is an exciting new business partnership formed by New York City psychotherapist and inventor Leslie Robinson, and vindicated crusader of reforming the legal system, Jeffrey Deskovic, a man wrongly imprisoned for more than 16 years.
The first priority for forming Beyond the Bars LLC is to launch the company’s flagship creation, the RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game. RECHARGE is a first of its kind re-entry communication tool which provides a means for formerly incarcerated individuals to reconnect with their families and friends in genuine and sustainable ways, process their lives and incarceration experiences with one another, and reintegrate into society.
Beyond The Bars is a complementary company to Deskovic’s non-profit organization The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, which he launched in 2011. Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape and murder for which he spent 16 years in prison. Seeking to take a negative and turn it into a positive, it became his mission to fight wrongful convictions, firstly as an individual advocate, and later on by launching The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice with $1.5 million dollars of money awarded to him as compensation. The Foundation, the country’s only exoneree started an organization of its kind, is dedicated to preventing wrongful convictions via raising public awareness and seeking legislative change to make the system more accurate, while also seeking to exonerate those who have already been wrongfully convicted, and then assisting them to reintegrate back into society.
Robinson, an active psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City, is the inventor of RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game and CEO of Trance4mation Games. RECHARGE joins Robinson’s other highly praised social communication, healing and transformation games. Her other games include Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront, a Veteran reintegration game currently in use by all branches of the military, the Keep It Real Diverse (Diversity) game, in use nationwide on college campuses, and the Keep It Real (Original) game, in use at over one hundred Boys & Girl’s Clubs nationwide, and by families and others.
Deskovic explained, “When Leslie and I met, we immediately knew that working together we could make a significant difference in the lives of so many formerly incarcerated people and their families and friends. I wish I had Leslie’s RECHARGE game while I was imprisoned, and especially when I was first released. It was very difficult for my family and friends to approach me, and for me to approach them about certain feelings and situations. We had become strangers. I continue to use RECHARGE often, to help my relationships flourish and to help me to understand my reality.”
This month, Robinson will launch an ongoing weekly RECHARGE Beyond the Bars program with the adolescent population at Rikers Island Correctional Facilities. Robinson, along with a team of formerly incarcerated individuals, will facilitate weekly workshops utilizing the RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Reentry game. Although brand new, this game is presently in use in numerous programs.
For more information about Beyond the Bars LLC and the new RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game please visit www.rechargethegame.com
For product sales information:
Beyond the Bars LLC, 917-302-5086, Leslie@rechargethegame.com