H.R.5065: Prison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act


The Prison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act (H.R. 5065) would require the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to provide entrepreneurship counseling and training services to individuals formerly incarcerated in Federal prison. Under the bill, SCORE would provide returning citizens with workshops, mentoring, and training opportunities designed to help them start and run a business.

Talking Points

  • A 2013 RAND Corporation report found that ex-convicts who participated in any type of educational program in prison were 43 percent less likely to return to prison after release.
  • The NHSA supports this bill because it would increase access to the educational tools needed for former felons to reintegrate and become productive members of their communities.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

November 13, 2019


Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber