News & Media


Inmates to Entrepreneurs works with national and local media to help tell the stories of our clients and the issues they face. We prioritize interviews on topics we can directly speak to and to which we can add our domain knowledge. To request an interview, please contact our media team at

June 10, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Kenneth Jackson
May 12, 2021
Free Enterprise airs Saturdays on ABC
May 11, 2021
New ABC Show Gives People a Second Chance
May 6, 2021
‘Free Enterprise’ TV show helps former inmates trying to start their own business
May 6, 2021
Free Enterprise with Brian Hamilton
May 5, 2021
Local entrepreneur starring in ABC TV series
May 4, 2021
Apple’s high-paying jobs mask the fact of NC’s enduring poverty – how do we lift more people up?
May 3, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Susan Ruhe
May 3, 2021
Conspiracy against the poor
April 16, 2021
Sacred Heart Alumnus Starring In TV Series On ABC
April 9, 2021
SHU Alumnus Supports The Formerly Incarcerated Become Business Owners
April 2, 2021
‘Free Enterprise’ hosts helping former inmates start own businesses
April 2, 2021
‘Free Enterprise’ hosts helping former inmates start own businesses
April 2, 2021
‘Free Enterprise’ hosts helping former inmates start own businesses
April 2, 2021
Alumnus Helps the Formerly Incarcerated Start Businesses in New ABC Series
April 2, 2021
‘Free Enterprise’ hosts helping former inmates start own businesses
April 1, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: April Bond
March 18, 2021
Litton Entertainment’s “Litton’s Weekend Adventure,” Saturdays On ABC Stations Nationwide, Adds New Series “Free Enterprise”
March 1, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Alton Lukas
February 16, 2021
3 Books Every Budding Entrepreneur Must Read
January 25, 2021
Inmates Are Learning to be Their Own Bosses After They Leave Jail Behind
January 19, 2021
Former Inmate Launches Her Own Coffee Business
January 4, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Claudia Shivers
December 9, 2020
From Inmates to Successful Business Owners
December 2, 2020
More Entrepreneurship, Less Recidivism Among The Formerly Incarcerated
December 2, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Josh Nowack
November 9, 2020
How One Entrepreneur Gives Those Coming Out Of Prison A Chance At Owning Their Own Business
November 4, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Edward Eliesya J Wallace
November 2, 2020
N.C. History Maker Uses Life Experience to Help Others
October 14, 2020
Program Turns Inmates Into Entrepreneurs
September 23, 2020
Rod Blagojevich to give commencement speech at Inmates to Entrepreneurs graduation
September 22, 2020
‘Don’t Be Afraid To Fail’: Rod Blagojevich Inspires Grads of Inmates to Entrepreneurs
September 17, 2020
Illinois Playbook: Rod Blagojevich
September 16, 2020
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich to Give First Criminal Justice Speech at Inmates to Entrepreneurs Graduation
September 12, 2020
Community Spotlight: The Brian Hamilton Foundation
September 3, 2020
Initiative assists former offenders to become entrepreneurs
August 18, 2020
The Briefcase: Inmates to Entrepreneurs initiative begins Wednesday
August 18, 2020
Entrepreneurial program for those with criminal convictions begins this week
August 15, 2020
Implement These Three Leadership Tactics from Abe Lincoln Today
July 24, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Launches National, Virtual Course Open to Anyone with a Criminal Record
July 1, 2020
Inmate to Entrepreneur, Devoted Husband + Father, Brandon Lowery
June 10, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Denetria Myles
May 15, 2020
Starting a business? Pandemic could provide opportunity
May 5, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Brandon Lowery
May 4, 2020
Entrepreneur Brian Hamilton — Exclusive Interview
April 24, 2020
Programs Use HVAC Training to Boost Chances for Ex-Convicts
April 23, 2020
Former Felons Should Not Be Pushed out of Loans Under CARES Act
April 21, 2020
The Download: Brian Hamilton, Founder, Brian Hamilton Foundation
April 8, 2020
A 90-Day Action Plan to Save Your Business
April 3, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Chuck Manning
March 11, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Scott Jennings
March 10, 2020
New Podcast Offers Bootstrapped Business Expertise from Nationally Recognized Entrepreneur
March 2, 2020
The Triangle Startup Guide Keeps Growing
February 29, 2020
Program Teaching Inmates to Be Entrepreneurs
February 27, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Lawrence Carpenter
February 27, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Inc: A Nationwide Movement
February 26, 2020
Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Start a Business
February 19, 2020
Episode 48- Brian Hamilton
January 29, 2020
Entrepreneur Exchange: Brian Hamilton
January 28, 2020
Employee to Entrepreneur: Make These Mindset Changes
January 6, 2020
Do You really Need a Business Plan?
January 6, 2020
Two Members of Congress Think Entrepreneurship Can Keep People Out of Prison
December 12, 2019
Success Beyond Bars: Lawrence Carpenter Applies Entrepreneurship to Transform Lives of Formerly Incarcerated
December 7, 2019
Cause & Effect
December 7, 2019
These Funding and Business Assistance Programs Are Helping Felons Restart Their Lives
November 19, 2019
Prison to proprietorship: The path to real second chances
November 11, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Charlotte Graduation, Fall 2019 – Spectrum News Feature
November 7, 2019
2 Reasons Helping Former Prison Inmates Become Entrepreneurs is a Good Idea
November 7, 2019
How a Charlotte man wants to use his new business to lead others out of lives of crime
October 1, 2019
3 Questions to Ask Yourself to See if You’re in the Wrong Business
September 27, 2019
Prisoners Learn How to Start Their Own Businesses Through Starter U
September 7, 2019
Fit District Gives Owners a Second Chance
August 15, 2019
‘It’s About Empowering The Community’ | Triad Man Opens First Gym In Ramseur
August 14, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Helps People Find Their Second Chance After Serving Time
August 14, 2019
Trailblazing the Path to Reentry
August 9, 2019
Entrepreneurship Offers Second Chance After Felony Sentence
August 6, 2019
Growing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
August 5, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives
June 14, 2019
41 Apps That Could Change Your Life
June 12, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs graduates 2nd Wilmington class
May 15, 2019
Business North Carolina Daily Digest
April 26, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrate Charlotte Graduation
April 10, 2019
Second Chance for Former Inmates Moving on as Entrepreneurs
April 9, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Charlotte Graduates
April 1, 2019
Trump Hosts Ex-Inmates, Urges Employers to Hire More People With Criminal Records
March 19, 2019
‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Program Lets Durham Man Get His Life, Business On Track
February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019
Brian Hamilton, Reducing Recidivism and Getting Inmates on Their Feet
February 22, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Durham and Raleigh Graduates
February 7, 2019
Google is America’s 21st century pillory. Continuing to shame ex-offenders hurts all of us
January 28, 2019
Defense Lawyer Drew Findling to Speak on ‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’
January 26, 2019
Inmates To Entrepreneurs Recap
January 26, 2019
Businessman to teach Atlantans with rap sheets how to start companies
January 25, 2019
Atlanta’s Quality Control supports black enterprise through #Second Chances
January 24, 2019
Brian and AJ Discuss Inmates to Entrepreneurs on Atlanta’s Praise 102.5
January 24, 2019
Brian Hamilton and AJ Ware on Classix 102.9
January 16, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Creating Second Chances and Breaking Barriers – Brian Hamilton and AJ Ware
December 27, 2018
Trump Signed the First Step Act for Criminal Justice Reform. Here’s the Second Step.
December 18, 2018
Brian Hamilton on Dollars and Change
December 18, 2018
Quality Control Label Bosses Heading To Prison – For A Good Cause