Build products that improve the lives of inmates

Almost one-third of Americans have some criminal history. The U.S. accounts for 25% of the world’s prison population. Let’s stop ignoring this demographic and build tools that really make the worl

Study shows software used to predict repeat offenders is no better at it than untrained humans

COMPAS, a piece of software commonly used in the justice system to predict which offenders will find themselves behind bars again, is no better than soliciting random people on Mechanical Turk to dete

Breaking Into Startups: How Divine broke the cycle of recidivism to become a leader in criminal justice reform

When people are released from prison, it is often hard for them to reintegrate into society because of their "criminal" history. To that end, finding a job is almost impossible when a company runs a b

Defy Ventures redefines ‘the hustle’ from prison yard to startup office

More than 100 million Americans have a criminal history, according to a Department of Justice survey. Catherine Hoke of Defy Ventures believes that through training, these individuals can become succe

Former Prisoners Rethink Criminal Justice Through Entrepreneurship And Civic Technology

“Reentry has to begin the moment you’re sentenced to prison. You’ve got to start planning to come home.” That’s the motif of Teresa Hodge, who co-founded Mission: Launch in 2012 with her dau