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#19 From Kodak Girl to Stunt Woman and a Brush with the Mob with Georgia Durante

10/18/2018
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A story that must be fiction, but it isn't. In her book, "The Company She Keeps", Georgia was a model at twelve and the original Kodak girl whose picture in retail stores everywhere. But her neighborhood was full of mafiosos and Georgia was caught up in some of the action, including driving a getaway car without really knowing it. And that incident laid the groundwork for being a stunt driver in Hollywood. Like she says, each chapter of her book could be a movie. Felony Inc Podcast with...

Duration:00:58:11

#18 Murder INK - Don't Let the Name Scare You with Mark Gailey

10/18/2018
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Ink is Mark's art, trade and business. The kind of ink that goes into the skin. He and his other talented tattoo artists practice body art and take the trade to a whole new level. It's not "Mom" on the arm or "Rosie" on the chest, it's clever, never-seen-before, one-of-a-kind art that comes our of his brilliant studio. But it is so much more that business for Mark. Murder, Ink has been his way to be a legitimate and productive member of the community and offer employment to those who want...

Duration:00:58:34

#17 He is Not a Sell Out, He's SOULED Out with Minister Matt Allen

10/18/2018
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As with many successful ex-felons, it was the time in prison to focus on themselves that turned Matt's life around. Christianity has been Matt's foundation and when he got outside, he started talking to people in the street who wanted to hear his story and apply it to their own lives. Now studying Theology in college to continue on his path, Matt has started his own church and has turned his life into helping others. Felony Inc Podcast with your hosts Dave Dahl and Ladd Justesen We record...

Duration:00:54:52

#16 Prison Entrepreneurship Program's Chief Empowerment Officer Bryan Kelley

10/11/2018
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PEP - Prison Entrepreneurship Program - is a nonprofit organization that connects business people from the "outside" to prisoners on the inside to prepare them for a business life when they get their fresh start. And nobody would be more qualified to lead the organization than CEO Bryan Kelley. The CEO is for Chief Empowerment Officer and Bryan has walked the walk. Originally serving a life sentence, Bryan used the opportunity to get back in society to turn his life around and when he was...

Duration:00:56:24

#15 Spanish/German Bratwurst? Food Cart Fusion with "Papa" Lee Warren

10/11/2018
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As a twelve year military veteran Ranger, Lee came home and just got in with the wrong crowd. With time to think about it in prison, Lee got the advice of his life, "you're a product of your environment". So he changed his associates. Taking advantage of prison programs, Lee used his love of food and his training at a local restaurant to start his fan-favorite food cart. Using the background of his Spanish mother's and German father's cooking influence, his Papa Lee's cart serves only...

Duration:01:04:03

#14 It's a Food Cart! No, it's a Hair Cart! No, it's Jamal Gardner

10/11/2018
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As a "graduate" of Sonja Skvarta's A Social Ignition program while in prison, Jamal Gardner soaked up everything he could to become an entrepreneur. Springing forward upon release, he joined Toastmasters, became president of his club and pushed forward his ideas on carts. Food carts in a mall featuring multi-ethnic dishes, a "hair cart" offering mobile braiding and his own clothing line are all ideas under his Grubbin' brand and he's passing the passion and encouragement on to others....

Duration:01:01:40

#13 Bridges to Change With Monta Knudson

10/5/2018
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Monta and Dave Dahl met in Powder River prison Dave's last stretch in the box. And Monta also was instrumental in helping co-host Ladd Justesen get housing and a job when he really needed it. An addicted 15-year old on the streets of Portland, his addiction led to crime and put him in and out of prison for a lot of years. Trying to figure out how to break the cycle, he finally found the "next right thing" in prison bootcamp. He realized alcohol was the trigger to his drug use and broke the...

Duration:00:58:32

#12 Keeping Inmates and their Families in Touch - Frederick Hutson

10/5/2018
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A very clever man, Frederick was messengering marijuana very, very successfully...until. Then he was faced with the isolation from the very people who could help him through this tough time, his family and friends. Because of security restrictions, it is difficult for inmates to stay connected with their loved ones so Frederick put his cleverness to work and developed Pigeonly (like the bird) to help family find inmates and inmates to find family on sanctioned ecommunication channels. For...

Duration:00:59:11

#11 No Fear of a Good Planet With David Israel

10/5/2018
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Serial entrepreneur David Israel believes in good food for the planet. He founded a multi-store pawn organization that was robbed and David wound up being accused of plotting the heist and wound up in prison after fighting it for 7 years and over a million dollars; it was easier to just serve the sentence. But not one to waste time, he wrote a business plan while in the box for a gourmet popcorn company. After starting, growing and selling the company, he has now moved on to both Good...

Duration:00:59:57

#8 Drop & Give Me Twenty, ConBody Founder Coss Marte

8/30/2018
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Overweight, out of shaped and stuck in a 9-by-6 prison cell. That was 19-year old Coss Marte's situation as a young man and he needed to carve a life from there. He decided getting in good physical shape was job one and he created a program that cut 70 pounds from his 5 foot 8 frame in 6 months. In the process, he lowered his cholesterol, got very healthy, and an idea for his own business! ConBody has exploded as both a gym and an online workout program. You can choose five high-intensity...

Duration:00:54:30

#7 Own Your Destiny at Portland Product Werks with Sean Beers

7/4/2018
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Busted for the second time for distribution of cocaine the very first day of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Sean couldn’t have picked a worse time to enter LA County jail. But that adversity may have been exactly what Sean needed, because the thick skin he developed was exactly what he needed to be an entrepreneur. A double-barreled business person, both an attorney and CPA, Sean has used his smarts as an executive for global companies and now to head his own global footwear...

Duration:00:58:56

#6 Meg Worden Modern Day Medicine Woman

6/27/2018
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And here’s the word of the day everyone: Destigmatization. So what does that mean?!? For Meg Worden, it’s understanding and dealing with addiction without judgement and having to find fault. Addiction put her behind bars as a single mother, addiction that was an attempt to fill the voids in her life. But after doing her time, she put herself back in the driver’s seat of her life and has taken her experience and packaged it. She now mentors incarcerated women to take their...

Duration:00:58:33

#5 Garrett Guinn Documentary Filmmaker of Perception: From Prison To Purpose

6/27/2018
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Working on the documentary changed the way Garrett and the entire video crew completely changed their way of looking at “ex-cons”. They realized they could change lives if they could capture the rehabilitation that was going on at institutions such as the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, where activities such as yoga, beading and other subjects were offered to ease youth into a vision of entering into mainstream society rather than being warehoused. Garrett was director and editor of...

Duration:00:56:34

#4 The Marine, the Artist and the Philanthropist James Garrick

6/27/2018
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Along with his wife Alecia, they work every day to overcome the stigma of being a victim and understanding that he left a victim behind. Coming from 20 years plus behind bars for murder, James and Alecia have come to grips with his abusive childhood, stress of being a Marine in the Vietnam era and not using that as an excuse to “act out”. This has allowed them not only to discover the artist inside James and for the both of them to start their refuge for young adults out in the hills of...

Duration:01:00:42

#3 Author & Possible Zombie Todd Brown

5/17/2018
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Beginning with the idea of creating audio books in prison, Todd pivoted to writing books instead and found an almost instant following for his “Dead” book series, an almost cult following for the Zombie crowd. Saying he went to the “Gene Simmons School of Business”, Todd is a natural born promotor who leverages his book sales (over 30 now) with T-shirts, coffee mugs and posters. Todd and wife work hand-in-hand in their business and have gone through the tough times to success together....

Duration:00:57:55

#2 Perception to Purpose/Forgotten Culture Clothing with Noah Schultz

5/6/2018
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An inspirational speaker and co-founder of a clothing company with an edge, Noah Schultz was the perfect example of child diagnosis gone bad. Moving to a tough neighborhood made him act up in school so he was told he had ADD and given pharmaceuticals. Selling drugs at 12, he went down the rabbit hole of crime and went to prison young. But he also came out young and with a completely new attitude. Noah speaks to youth tirelessly, motivating them to stay hopeful and clean and encouraging...

Duration:01:00:23

#1 Behind Bars with Dave & Ladd

5/4/2018
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Get to know co-hosts Dave Dahl and Ladd Justesen in this first episode. Dave’s life story is the backbone of the Felony, Inc. Podcast as he bares his soul and tells of coming out of the depths of despair into acceptance and gratitude for his family and the family business, Dave's Killer Bread. His story is one of hope and deliverance for everyone, but especially for those who have gone through incarceration and come out the other side to establish and run their own businesses. Felony Inc...

Duration:00:53:53