Great article highlighting portfolio company, American Prison Data Systems (APDS), as the leader in providing the necessary educational and digital layers that the incarcerated need in order to return successfully to society. The tablets provided by APDS provide more than education to those who may have never received it, these tablets have also been shown to reduce inmate violence by addressing isolation and idleness. Perhaps most importantly, the hands-on experience enables prisoners to develop technical skills many of us take for granted.
“When you think about a typical prison in America, holding between 1,000, 2,000 people, mostly men — that represents a huge set of educational and job training and reentry needs and it’s a very diverse set of needs,” explains Chris Grewe, who has worked for many years developing innovative solutions for the delivery of education. “In the absence of technology there is no way to meet all those needs.”