Turning former inmates into entrepreneurs

Brian Hamilton founded Inmates to Entrepreneurs, which teaches people coming out of the prison system how to start and grow their own businesses.
2:42 | 06/23/21

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on the magic of owning your own business. He's helping people who used to be behind bars to a new economic freedom. Take a look. Sometimes people don't believe in second chances, and even though they may give you a second chance, deep down they still believe that you're that person who committed that crime or did what you did. Inmates to entrepreneurs is an organization that helps people who have been judiciarily involved to start low capital service business. I paid my way through college, business school, running service businesses, my perspective as an entrepreneur is instead of getting a job, go create, our organization is here to help anybody judiciarily involved. There's about ten million people in the United States alone who fall into that category, the work that we do is unbelievably fulfilling because we get to see people whose lives are changed, about ten years ago, he approached me, he had been in prison a couple of times and basically he wanted to help out as a mentor, absolutely incredible person, he's very modest, but he's grown a very successful business. It's going good right now but it's not always been that like. I knew entrepreneurship would be the way to, you know, control my destiny to be away from my family. To see the guys come through the progm, complete the course, they go on and start businesses. It's almost like seeing your kid grow up andecome mature adults and take care of themselves. "Free enterprise" is a show that takes people on a journey basically they're coming out of business, a dream to start their own business, to be an entrepreneur, I really loved doing this show because you get to learn about the person and the background, they've got bones and flesh and soul. You're looking good, man. That's awesome. Help me out. Just because a person made a mistake doesn't make them a bad person. I want to teach people that, you know, even though the odds are against you, even though life is tough, just don't give up. I love that. I heard someone you don't want to be judged by your worst mistake, you're better than that. Always hope that people can be rehabilitated. We do this so often we judge people by their worst mistakes. And us by our best intentions. That was an amazing story. When we come back, sports fans behaving badly.

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