As we near the end of the fourth week of the longest government shutdown in American history, it is abundantly clear that the impact of the shutdown is wreaking havoc on our economy and on the lives of the 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed or who are working…

Charles L. Berberich

Earlier this week I posted a story on my day at Solano Prison as a guest of Defy Ventures. As I said, the experience of mentoring prisoners to be entrepreneurs was heartbreaking and yet heartwarming. More important than what I felt, was the impact on the convicts themselves. One of the winners of the business plan competition, Charles L. Berberich couldn’t find enough adjectives to describe it. What he said:

Solano Prison Friends

Right before Christmas, after emptying everything but my ID, I stepped through an X-Ray machine, was searched, and went through three steel gates opened independently by guards into Solano State Prison (tighter security I might add than getting into the Pentagon, the CIA or the White House). …

Lenny Mendonca

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