Uncovering Treasure in Norway and Texas

Published: Nov 2014

Sheena Leaf

"Prison is a place where people are sent as a punishment, not for further punishments." Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove, in July 2015.

It is with those 'assets' in mind that this Fellowship research was begun. Firstly, to understand how the optimum criminal justice environment is creates, that best enables the rehabilitation of prisoners. Secondly, to understand the role of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship that rehabilitation effort, and finally to examine how a successful 'in-prison' entrepreneurship programme operates.

Whether practitioner or ex-offender, the purpose of this report is to share those findings, examine and highlight best practice and to make some recommendation, personal growth and financial security, the features and benefits of a successful 'prisoner entrepreneurship programme' are outlined.