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Tamir Kalifa / Texas Tribune

Tamir Kalifa / Texas Tribune

We are very grateful that the world is paying more and more attention to our work, which we believe presents a replicable model for addressing many of the challenges facing the prison system. Here is a recap of some of our recent media coverage for those who missed it:

New York Times: “Starting New Businesses Behind Bars Creates an Incentive for Texas Inmates

Texas Tribune: “Inmates Bank on Business Program for a New Start” (extended version of above)

Texas Tribune: “Slideshow: Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs

Forbes: “Texas Prisoners Learn Business Skills, But Are Education Programs Behind Bars In Decline? “Incarceration: to Punish or to Help?

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “Prison program unlocks business talents” (republication of NYT article above)

Waco Tribune: “Baylor helps prepare prisoners for business in study program” (also republished on The Baylor Lariat)

Houston Chronicle: “Entrepreneur program serves as ladder out of Texas prisons

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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