Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department Case Study

Entrepreneurial Mindset as a Tool for Persevering After Incarceration Location: Northampton, Massachusetts  Number of employees trained in Ice House facilitation: 10 Number of inmates in the facility: 120 Participants per session: 6-8   OVERVIEW: Because promoting reintegration is central to the mission of the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department, educational programming is a high priority. The typical sentence length in its correctional facility is two and a half years. During that time, the department encourages and…

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Mississippi Maximum-Security Prison Case Study

Dr. Linda Keena of the University of Mississippi implemented ELI programs to teach inmates about the entrepreneurial mindset as part of a pre-release program, with very positive results.  Her findings were published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. The purpose of the article was to present a description and first-stage evaluation of the impact of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program on the learning experience of participating prerelease inmates at a Mississippi…

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