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When my childhood best friend (also formerly incarcerated) was forced to leave his job because they would not pay him what he is worth, the timing seemed ideal. He had a few thousand dollars in savings and I had a few thousand and we had just enough naivety to start a business in a field neither of us knew anything about: trucking. Thanks to mentorship from a fellow formerly incarcerated traveler, we got going in the right direction and established a good foundation. We broke even the first two months and have been able to net about $5,000 each of the past two months. Now we hope to get our business on better footing and help others like us who were incarcerated at some point get their lives on better footing. We have one box truck, which anyone with a valid driver’s license can drive, we are registered with the federal government to be eligible for contract work, and Bryan’s wife has learned how to handle a lot of administrative duties that make it much easier for us to foster relationships and successfully address transportation issues. We have been offered several opportunities for growth the past month, but we haven’t had the capital to pursue them.
I spent 17 years in prison from the age of 19-36 and needed to be removed from society to unlearn dangerous ways of looking at life and the people that I had acquired growing up. During my incarceration, I was given the chance to acquire my bachelor’s degree in business administration thanks to financial support from loved ones. I also wrote several articles that were published nationally and locally and I created a nonprofit called The Community (thecommunitynow.us), which still exists to better prepare people for success upon release and correct the false narrative about people with criminal records in society. Upon release, I began graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in Sustainable Peacebuilding and have become a member of several committees and groups committed to improving justice and wholeness in communities both in Wisconsin and across the country. However, I have always been very entrepreneurial. My incarceration, academic life, and nonprofit work have allowed me to acquire a structure and depth of people and systems and the issues we face as a society. However, starting a business has given me an invaluable understanding of the dynamics of employment and economics beyond the mostly theoretical understanding I had from my degree and study. I feel immensely blessed to be able to apply the education and wisdom I have been given over time and, more so, to be able to pay it to forward the same way many did to put me on a better footing mentally, emotionally.