"Prison don't teach motherf*#@^s how to stop what they doin'. They teach you how to do it better." - an inmate

Behind the barbed

wire and bars of 

America's prisons








​​Exonerated!

We started writing about exonerations a couple of months ago. It soon became like a game of slug bug. You never notice how many there are until you look. To help engage the general public to this significant change and the damage done by the injustice of a flawed criminal justice system, we built a new page for all the exonerated people we are following. This revealing feature of Criminal U is a must-read. Click under the Staying Outside tab to check it out. We welcome your contributions to the page if you know of recently freed people.


What we're reading


So let's take a moment and focus on what You  are reading. We'd like you to be part of our beta test. Read Andrew Scot Bolsinger's latest email and give us feedback. You can get a free pdf, or a an ebook for $1.99, by clicking the buttons below. Then give us your feedback. 



Our new book, Rules 101, is now live, with updates of new chapters posted here first. You can subscribe to get emailed updates, or you can check back here and follow along.


Brad Pitt is smarter than Harvard? We think so. Check what we are reading today, and reply with your two cents.

The latest in the news

The Tipping Point


It's coming. And we'd love to talk to your organization about it.  Find out more here.

Children of inmates

On the day of his graduation from Criminal U, Andrew Scot Bolsinger took the time to look back at his past mistakes and reflect on the impact it had on his family. His daughter Amanda, a Criminal U team member, is also interviewed for this important project in Oregon.

Announcing:
Inside Innovations

Turning inmates into entrepreneurs

Criminal U enters a new phase of prison reform by working collaboratively with state officials to bring a pilot program that breaks new ground in preparing inmates for their re-integration into society upon release. We are excited to partner with Mike Green, co-founder of ScaleUp America, a national organization empowering urban blind spots with the vision of technology and innovation. As a powerful social entrepreneur, Mike Green, has lent his expertise to take Inside Innovations from idea to reality. Now we need your HELP. Click here.