From Lockup to Startup

Title: From Lockup to Startup
Date: 2013-05-15
Speaker: Chris Redlitz, Beverly Parenti, Heracio Harts (The Last Mile)
Link: Podcast
The Last Mile is a program that teaches entrepreneurship to convicts.
Members pledge to maintain respect and integrity.
Don’t make judgements on something you know very little about.
California spends more on prisons than on higher education. Average cost per prisoner to taxpayers is $45,000.
The inmates are required to tweet on a daily basis. The tweets are hand carried out and entered by volunteers on the outside.
You don’t commute to work in prison.
Biggest challenge was getting the system to understand what they were trying to do.
Pay it forward.
You’ll get farther with the public sector if you don’t approach with your hands out.