Hampton has been involved in delivering reentry programming since ‘09, first at USP Canaan in Waymart &, for the past 5 years, at Pike County Correctional Facility (PCCF). During which he wrote “Choosing Forgiveness” and “Choosing Integrity,” two 12-week courses currently being used at PCCF with male & female inmates. Hampton & Gean were 2 of the original 3 men that incorporated Choosing Integrity as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in PA in 2014.
He was co-chair of the Pike County Reentry Coalition during its first two years, 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 and as an assistant to the CFO of New Hope Manor (a women’s substance abuse rehabilitation center in Barryville, NY.) Prior to retiring in 2019, Hampton had 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 50 years and together they have four children and five grandchildren. They have lived in Pike County for 20 years.