PEP in The New York Times

Image c/o Tamir Kalifa for The Texas Tribune

We have great news. Your support of PEP is continuing to build a movement to transform the way that we look at prisons.

The New York Times just ran the following story on The Prison Entrepreneurship Program:

Starting New Businesses Behind Bars Creates an Incentive for Texas Inmates

CLEVELAND — As Christopher Holbert danced down the aisle of a Cleveland Correctional Center classroom, dozens of other prisoners in matching dark blue uniforms flanked him, clapping and cheering. When he reached the front of the classroom, he spoke for 10 minutes on his business plan for Adrenaline Indoor Paintball, an idea he worked on over the last year.

With three investors lined up, he plans to create the company when he returns to the Dallas area. But first he has to finish his three-year sentence for arson.

“I used to be complacent,” Mr. Holbert said. “Without prison, I would have never known how to start my own business.”

You can read the rest of the article here.

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  1. Love this idea! Finally a proactive solution to help people/inmates become all they were meant to be. Helping them achieve their full potential!

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