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From Prison Bars to Business Stars (Portfolio.com)

November 10, 2012 by  
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portfolioPortfolio.com — The Prison Entrepreneurship Program in Texas transforms convicted felons into successful business owners by turning their criminal entrepreneurial aspirations to legal industries.

When you hit the streets after an eight-year stretch in prison and find no one wants to hire you, there isn’t much to lose in starting your own business.

Cedric Hornbuckle did just that in 2008 when he founded Houston-based moving company Moved by Love after serving eight years of a 12-year sentence for drug distribution.

Hornbuckle was 16 when he first went to jail. During his latest stint, officials moved him around from unit to unit for fighting, and he eventually wound up at the Cleveland Correctional Facility.

Read more: http://www.portfolio.com/business-news/2011/07/18/texas-prison-programs-readies-prisoners-to-become-entrepreneurs#ixzz1SnjpBkN6

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