Why Newly-Released Prisoners Make Great Entrepreneurs

Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State senator, spent a year in prison for conspiracy and attempt to obstruct the Federal Election Commission during his 2004 campaign.

He describes prison as “teeming with smart, ambitious men whose business instincts were in many cases as sharp as those of the CEOs who had wined and dined me six months earlier when I was a rising star in the Missouri senate.” The only difference, he says, is that prisoners use different “jargon” when talking business.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

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