Prison To Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy - Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap

by Joyce Klein; Lavanya Mohan

Sep 12, 2016

The formerly incarcerated face multiple obstacles and a lack of economic opportunity as they navigate re-entry. Business ownership and self-employment can play a crucial role in supporting formerly incarcerated individuals, particularly people and communities of color who are disproportionately affected by incarceration rates. 

Just released, AFN's latest Spotlight brief, Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-entry Strategy; Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap, shows how the formerly incarcerated face multiple obstacles and a lack of economic opportunity as they navigate re-entry and examines the crucial role business ownership and self-employment plays in supporting formerly incarcerated individuals, particularly people and communities of color who are disproportionately affected by incarceration rates.

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