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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

May 3, 2024
I couldn’t make a living wage when I was released from prison. Now I run a successful business
April 23, 2024
Second Chance Month is a failed promise for former inmates. Here’s how we can fix that
April 23, 2024
Second Chance Month is a failed promise for former inmates. Here’s how we can fix that
April 22, 2024
8 Ways to Support Formerly Incarcerated Citizens Reentering Society
April 19, 2024
“Everyone deserves a second chance”: Nonprofit helps formerly incarcerated start their own business
April 8, 2024
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A helping hand during Second Chance Month
March 29, 2024
From Behind Bars to Business Owners: How 3 Former Inmates Became Entrepreneurs
March 27, 2024
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Offers Resources to Help Returned Citizens Start Businesses
March 22, 2024
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Graduating Class Represents 19 States As the Nonprofit Expands Its Reach
December 20, 2023
Teaching prisoners to start businesses can help them return to society
November 13, 2023
‘It’s funny how life works’: Entrepreneur teaches former convicts about creating a business
November 9, 2023
LiveSwitch to Offer Complimentary Access to Its Communication Platform for Inmates to Entrepreneurs Graduates
September 25, 2023
From Prison to Entrepreneurship: Can Entrepreneurship be a Reentry Strategy for Justice-Impacted Individuals?
September 30, 2022
LiveSwitch Expands Community Outreach with the Addition of Inmates to Entrepreneurs
April 15, 2022
America is failing our returning citizens
March 29, 2022
14 Small Business Grants, Loans And Resources For Felons
March 22, 2022
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates 30th Anniversary
February 2, 2022
Davey Hamilton Jr. transforming his life: ‘I made a mistake. I am not that person anymore’
January 7, 2022
Man shares journey from jail and mental illness battle to standout artist
December 13, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs
December 13, 2021
Building entrepreneurs from unlikely places
November 22, 2021
#WATCH: YouTalk+ talks with Brian Hamilton, founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs
November 16, 2021
Brian Hamilton, Star of “Free Enterprise,” Appears at Johnson & Wales University on November 16
November 1, 2021
Season two of “Free Enterprise” begins this Saturday
November 1, 2021
ABC-7 at Four: Brian Hamilton “Free Enterprise”
November 1, 2021
Season two of Free Enterprise focusing on second chances for former inmates
November 1, 2021
Fayetteville baker to appear on ABC, hopes to inspire others looking for a second chance
October 26, 2021
“Free Enterprise” Season Two: Turning Inmates into Entrepreneurs
October 12, 2021
Brian Hamilton on the Made in America with Neal Asbury Radio Show
October 12, 2021
Small Business Grants and Loans for Felons
October 4, 2021
Formerly Incarcerated DC Chef Helps Current, Former Inmates Start Businesses
October 1, 2021
Houston Happens– Megan Thomas Head, Power Wizard, Motivational Monday
August 25, 2021
Here and Now: The show helping former inmates turn their lives around
August 25, 2021
GTL Expands Online Entrepreneurial Program for Inmates
August 20, 2021
Exclusive: Brian Hamilton and Lawrence Carpenter Talk About the Program ‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ [Interview]
August 12, 2021
If Google wants to reform criminal justice, it should start with its search results
July 23, 2021
Facing high unemployment rates, these formerly incarcerated people are turning to entrepreneurship
July 21, 2021
50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans
July 20, 2021
Local coffee entrepreneur to be featured on TV show
July 19, 2021
ABC’s “Free Enterprise” aims to give former prisoners a second chance in life
July 13, 2021
Westchester County Department of Correction Offers Entrepreneurship Training to Inmates
July 7, 2021
Capitol Report: Former CT Governor John Rowland gives keynote address to graduates of Inmates to Entrepreneurs
July 7, 2021
ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – Inmates to Entrepreneurs 06/30/2021
July 7, 2021
ABC’s “Free Enterprise” geared toward giving those formerly in jail a second chance at life
July 7, 2021
A program giving former inmates an opportunity to be an entrepreneur
July 7, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: AJ Barto
July 1, 2021
‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ founder shares importance of life-changing program
June 24, 2021
Course graduates formerly incarcerated Idahoans
June 24, 2021
New ABC show ‘Free Enterprise’ helps formerly incarcerated people become entrepreneurs
June 24, 2021
GMFS: Free Enterprise
June 24, 2021
Turning former inmates into entrepreneurs
June 24, 2021
Former inmate, DC native talks about his experience becoming entrepreneur in new program
June 24, 2021
Inmates To Entrepreneurs Grad Started A Business To Employ Other Once-Incarcerated Individuals
June 24, 2021
From prison, a convicted drug dealer designed a board game. It challenges players to go legit.
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