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Shimholser Continues His Nationwide Correctional Facilty Tour to Tennessee on March 31

John Shinholser continues his Nationwide Correctional Facility Tour to Tennessee on March 31st.

 The McShin Foundation, is a non-profit Recovery Community Organization (RCO) located in Richmond, Virginia. Our mission is to deliver a message of hope to recovering addicts and alcoholics and facilitate their journey to a healthier life. We currently facilitate recovery programs in various jails in the central Virginia area, and our president and co-founder John Shinholser believes that it's beneficial to expose addicts to recovery while they are incarcerated.

To spread this message of hope, John has embarked on a nationwide correctional facility tour, aiming to speak in jails or prisons in all 50 states. He has visited 14 so far, with 36 left to go! John has almost 35 years in recovery, and the purpose of his motivational talk is to share his story and his experience with recovery. He will also talk about the difficulties of reintegration after incarceration and how to navigate this challenge. 


On March 31st, John will continue this mission to Grundy County Detention Center in Altamont, Tennessee! Following a trip to Delaware on March 22nd, Tennessee will be the 16th state visited, leaving 34 more on the list.

This event is NOT open to the public, however John will be the guest speaker at New Beginnings Church Celebrate Recovery on Friday night at 6:30 pm and the public is more than welcome to attend there.

If you are interested in having John visit a facility in your state, contact Alden Gregory at or (804) 249-1845.




        John Shinholser is a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder.

He is featured in the documentary The Anonymous People, directed by Greg Williams, which documents the recovery movement in America. This past year, John appeared on CBS’s Face The Nation and was named one of The Richmond Times Dispatch’s “Person of the Year 2016” nominees. John has dedicated