Stories like this are a constant reminder that there are people who do need to be given the same services and consideration as everyone else. It's also a wonderful story of renewal.
With Pigeonly, Frederick Hutson is using technology to keep convicts connected to friends and family -- and maybe turn their lives around.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Rob Brunner
Published: 30 October 2014, Fast Company
Entrepreneurs often tap personal experience for startup ideas. In Frederick Hutson’s case, that experience was incarceration. "I just saw so many inefficiencies when I was in prison," he says. "The way the system worked was archaic. There was obviously a problem. I knew technology had advanced far ahead on the outside, but no one has built anything to address it." [read more]