Business Schools' Programs Turn Felons Into Entrepreneurs

Business-School Programs Turn Felons Into Entrepreneurs 1

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

At a prison near Houston, local business people critique presentations of business plans created by prisoners in a program run by Baylor U.

Mike Potts was halfway through a five-year prison sentence outside Houston when he heard about a program that would help him start a business when even buddies with clean records were struggling to find work.

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program, run by a nonprofit group of the same name, works with Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business to train convicted felons to write business plans, market their ideas to investors, and develop workplace skills. Successful participants