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
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