Celebrated entrepreneur and founder of Roast restaurant Iqbal Wahhab cites our latest report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, in his article for the IB Times.
A recent report by the London-based Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 79% of prisoners they surveyed wanted to run their own businesses – twice the national average. But who’s going to back them? In Texas, the prison does as it’s so much cheaper than having them back in. Recently, local authorities and the Metropolitan Police have started diverting their budgets for monitoring gangs and paying for the consequences of their awful actions and using them instead to get these same guys into businesses away from crime.
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