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Slideshow: Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs

The Prison Entrepreneurship Program at the Cleveland Correctional Center trains selected inmates, who will soon be released, to design their own businesses. Here's a series of photographs from a recent class.

At the Cleveland Correctional Center in southeast Texas, selected prisoners learn about business skills in classes through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, operated by a Houston nonprofit with the same name. Last month, the program partnered with Baylor University to offer certificates in entrepreneurship to every prison inmate who completes the program. Here is a series of photos highlighting the program. Photos by Tamir Kalifa, reporting by Maurice Chammah.














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