Two Northwestern Alums Think Tablets Are the Answer to Prison Recidivism. Here’s Why.

The U.S. prison system has long struggled with rehabilitating its massive populations in a meaningful way. Edovo’s Brian Hill (Kellogg ’15) and Mitchel Peterman (Medill ’15) believe that access to educational, vocational, and life skills content can radically change that dynamic.

According to Edovo, 12 million people funnel through our nation’s prisons and jails annually, and nearly half will return within three years of release. As an antidote, correctional education has proven to decrease recidivism by 43%, but more than 4 out of 5 incarcerated individuals still lack regular access to such programming.

Edovo CEO and founder Brian Hill, center, meets with inmates with access to the company’s tablets
Brian Hill (Kellogg ‘15), CEO and founder, Edovo
Mitchel Peterman (Medill ‘15), Business Development, Edovo

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