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Own It: Starting a Business after Prison


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Jun 14, 2018

Joyce Klein is the director of FIELD at the Aspen Institute, which advances microenterprise business ownership as an economic opportunity strategy. In 2016 she published a paper called Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/prison-proprietor-entrepreneurship-re-entry-strategy/

The paper looks at multiple programs for supporting currently and formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship and explores best practices for advancing the field. This conversation is an excellent primer for the philanthropic community, government departments and anyone interested in starting a entrepreneurship program to help folks stay out of prison.