Entrepreneurship for Inmates: A Conceptual Model

15 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2009 Last revised: 5 Dec 2009

Date Written: December 1, 2009


According to the Census Bureau (Census.gov, 2007), forty-one percent of the prison population is black. Approximately half of all black men that have less than a college education serve prison time (Pettit & Western, 2004). The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a program in Texas that recognizes the entrepreneurial potential of inmates. The program has had some intriguing success. This paper proposes a conceptual model of entrepreneurship for inmates.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, justice system, minorities, education

JEL Classification: D63

Suggested Citation

Sauers, Amy, Entrepreneurship for Inmates: A Conceptual Model (December 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1494019 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1494019

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