by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/23/15, 04:23 pm
Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It could be earlier if he gets paroled.
Chavez is serving an eight-year sentence in a Texas prison for aggravated assault. While incarcerated, though, he is participating in a unique program designed to encourage prisoner reform and reduce recidivism through the teaching of business concepts.