Nearly 80% of inmates want to start their own business


The Centre’s report of ex-offender entrepreneurship was featured in Business Insider:

“From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of re-offending” found that 80% of prisoners are interested in starting their own business. This is compared to about 40% of the general population.
The report says former inmates display many traits that make them suitable for an entrepreneurial career, such as scoring highly on the need for self-achievement, personal innovation, and the desire for independence.

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