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It was a 70-month federal prison sentence, for a white-collar, non-violent, first-time offense, that introduced Teresa Hodge first-hand to the justice system and mass incarceration in America. Upon coming home, she and her daughter Laurin Hodge co-founded Mission: Launch, Inc., a non-profit focused on introducing technology and entrepreneurship to previously incarcerated individuals as a way of ensuring self-sufficiency.


Teresa Y. Hodge, a passionate advocate for people with criminal connections, is committed to reducing the lasting harm caused by prison.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

About the Author:
Teresa Hodge
Teresa Hodge

CEO / Co-Founder

Teresa’s passion for helping individuals with...

Teresa’s passion for helping individuals with criminal histories is birthed out of her own lived experience with mass...