Hampton has been involved in delivering reentry programming since 2009, first at USP Canaan in Waymart and, for the past five years, at Pike County Correctional Facility (PCCF). During these years he wrote “Choosing Forgiveness” and “Choosing Integrity,” two 12-week courses currently being used at PCCF with male and female inmates. Hampton and Gean were two of the original three men that incorporated Choosing Integrity as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Pennsylvania in 2014.
He currently is co-chair of the Pike County Reentry Coalition, a multi-disciplinary task force seeking to facilitate the successful reintegration of “returning citizens” into the Pike County community.
Hampton’s professional background is in Christian ministry, serving as a pastor and denominational official with the Moravian Church in America for 28 years. Since retiring, he has worked as the controller of a graphic design company, an assistant to the CFO of New Hope Manor (a women’s substance abuse rehabilitation center in Barryville, NY) and runs his own bookkeeping and tax preparation business, EHM Associates LLC.
In 2009, Hampton began volunteering at USP Canaan in Waymart, PA in a faith-based program, Second Chance Ministries. He began developing his own curriculum (forgiveness and integrity) for reentry programs at Canaan and later at Pike County Correctional Facility (PCCF). In both facilities, he has taught these programs to several hundred men and women, assisted at PCCF by his wife. He has been twice been recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” at USP Canaan.
Hampton has been married to Virginia Iobst Morgan for 45 years and together they have four children and five grandchildren. They have lived in Pike County for 15 years.