At the age of 24, Frederick Hutson was sentenced to 51 months in prison. When he was released, he faced challenges many re-entrants face, including getting ahold of friends and family he had lost track of (and who had lost track of him) as he was moved through the prison system. That’s how the idea for his company, Pigeonly, was born.Read More
While Coss Marte was spending four years in prison for selling drugs, he developed his own rigorous fitness regimen, one he could do in his cell without any equipment. In early 2016, about three years after he was released, he turned that intense workout into a New York City-based fitness company called ConBody.
More than that, his 17-person staff is almost entirely drawn from formerly incarcerated inmates.Read More
"Breaking the cycle of recidivism and connecting justice-involved individuals to employment has been proven to work."
"[W]e all benefit when more individuals . . . remain with their families, get jobs, and rejoin our community."
"These dire statistics demonstrate the necessity to focus on this issue both as a taxpayer and community member." - Phil Blair, ManpowerRead More