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Prison Entrepreneurship Program

According to the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) one out of 100 Americans is in jail or prison with a total population of 2.3 million incarcerated people. Wow! Those are huge numbers!

Life in prison creates a cycle  – commit a crime, go to prison, get released, commit a crime, go back to prison. This cycle only helps to perpetuate crime and is extremely costly to society as well.

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program looks as prisoners as an interesting business model  of entrepreneurs. Prisoners are often drug-dealers, hustlers and gang members and there is a type of entrepreneurial spirit involved with this type of crime. What the Prison Entrepreneurship Program proposes, is to tap this business potential and turn it into legitimate business enterprises, leveraging their proven entrepreneurial skill-sets to inspire an even deeper change. 

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