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Can entrepreneurship help to reduce recidivism? AKA, can starting a business stop someone from going back to prison? Let's find out.

Own It: Starting a Business after Prison Kyle J Smith

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Can entrepreneurship help to reduce recidivism? AKA, can starting a business stop someone from going back to prison? Let's find out.

    Drafts: Aaron Smith, Escaping the Odds podcast

    Drafts: Aaron Smith, Escaping the Odds podcast

    On his podcast “Escaping the Odds,” Aaron Smith interviews second chance entrepreneurs who have started successful businesses: https://anchor.fm/aaronesmith

    Aaron conceived of the show while in prison. He was so impressed by the caliber of men that supported him, that he knew when he got home that he needed to share their stories with the world. 

    Escaping the odds on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/escapingtheodds/ & Instagram https://www.instagram.com/escapingtheoddspodcast/ 

    • 31 min
    Drafts: Ricky Kidd, I Am Resiliency

    Drafts: Ricky Kidd, I Am Resiliency

    Ricky Kidd is the founder of I am Resiliency, a speaker, an entrepreneur, and a recent exoneree in the state of Missouri. Ricky served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Today he shares his story, and how he used that time to grow as a man, a leader, and an entrepreneur. 

    Learn more about Ricky's case and the Midwest Innocence Project: https://themip.org/clients/ricky-kidd/

    • 31 min
    Drafts: Lamont Carey, Contact Visits and Lacarey Enterprises

    Drafts: Lamont Carey, Contact Visits and Lacarey Enterprises

    Lamont Carey is an author and entrepreneur from D.C. who has been featured on HBO's Def Jam Poetry and the tv show The Wire. His journey to successful business owner started after prison when he realized that in order to dream big, he needed to do right by others and make his hustle legit. 

    Keep up with Lamont: https://www.lacareyenterprises.com/

    • 27 min
    Drafts: Jabari Muhammad, FOI ETC

    Drafts: Jabari Muhammad, FOI ETC

    Jabari Muhammad and his wife own FOI ETC. They sell fragrances, oils, and incense at stores and online, and are the creators of the Bari Butter. Jabari honed his entrepreneurial skills on the streets in KCMO, and became the upstanding business man he is today in prison. 

    Visit FOI ETC: http://www.foietc.com/

    • 58 min
    Update: Second Chance Entrepreneurs "Drafts"

    Update: Second Chance Entrepreneurs "Drafts"

    Welcome to Own It: Starting a Business After Prison, a podcast where we interview second chance entrepreneurs about what it really takes to start a business after prison. For the next season of the show, we will share the firsthand experiences of formerly incarcerated people who have started successful businesses. These episodes are called "Drafts," and will be rough and full of inspiration and education. Enjoy!

    Learn more: www.determinationincorporated.com

    • 4 min
    Paige Johnson, Gilded Sparrows Network

    Paige Johnson, Gilded Sparrows Network

    Paige Johnson is a successful entrepreneur in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the founder of the Gilded Sparrows Network. The team at Gilded Sparrows works with women with justice-involvement to help them create product-based businesses that are beautiful and profitable. https://gildedsparrows.org/ 

    • 31 min

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