The first 48 hours are the  most critical two days for men released from prison

In Texas, they’re released with $50 and a one-way bus ticket. At the end of that bus trip, drug dealers, pimps, and other bad actors are lined up, preying on released felons with $50 worth of whatever vice they desire. 

PEP’s job does not stop when our graduates are released.  We are there to pick our graduates up, take them to one of our transition homes, and get them connected with our eSchool program. 

For over ten years, 100% of our graduates have been employed within 90 days of release. For our eSchool graduates, the 3-year recidivism rate (the return-to-prison rate) drops to ~2%. That means that 98% of our program alumni stay out of prison. 

That is radically transformative! A $2500 donation covers the cost of a full Reentry Scholarship for one of our graduates. 

This month’s donation will be Matched (Double the Impact) dollar-for-dollar up to the first $25,000. Whether you can give $25, $250, $2,500, or $25,000, it all makes a difference. 

Noncash gifts include appreciated stocks, cars, boats, artwork, and other collectibles, as well as real estate and mineral rights.  For more giving options, please email us at donations@pep.org

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by Prison Entrepreneurship Program


The first 48 hours are the  most critical two days for men released from prison

In Texas, they’re released with $50 and a one-way bus ticket. At the end of that bus trip, drug dealers, pimps, and other bad actors are lined up, preying on released felons with $50 worth of whatever vice they desire. 

PEP’s job does not stop when our graduates are released.  We are there to pick our graduates up, take them to one of our transition homes, and get them connected with our eSchool program. 

For over ten years, 100% of our graduates have been employed within 90 days of release. For our eSchool graduates, the 3-year recidivism rate (the return-to-prison rate) drops to ~2%. That means that 98% of our program alumni stay out of prison. 

That is radically transformative! A $2500 donation covers the cost of a full Reentry Scholarship for one of our graduates. 

This month’s donation will be Matched (Double the Impact) dollar-for-dollar up to the first $25,000. Whether you can give $25, $250, $2,500, or $25,000, it all makes a difference. 

Noncash gifts include appreciated stocks, cars, boats, artwork, and other collectibles, as well as real estate and mineral rights.  For more giving options, please email us at donations@pep.org