About Orijin

Orijin prepares every justice-impacted individual to earn sustainable employment.


To fulfill our vision of breaking the cycle of incarceration, Orijin is on a mission to prepare every justice-impacted individual for sustainable employment.

our vision

The end of your sentence, is where the new story starts…

We partner with facilities and employers to empower justice-impacted individuals with the necessary educational tools to rewrite their life stories. Our approach has proven to exceed the technological needs of correctional facilities, reduce recruitment and retention costs for employers, and lead our learners to sustainable employment.

Our Story

About Orijin

Founded in 2014 as American Prison Data Systems, which we shortened to APDS in 2018, we’re now revitalizing our dedication to changing corrections, for good with our new name, Orijin™.

We are the ORIGINal Ed Tech company that provides secure tablet computers connected to our robust cloud-based learning and communications platform to solve some of the most consequential challenges correctional facilities face across the U.S.

Orijin helps you transform your correctional facility into an outcome-focused educational facility and empowers the justice-impacted to rewrite their life stories.

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Our values

What We Believe In

See More Than A Single Story

We believe every person has the potential to succeed, no matter their background or circumstance.

Embrace A Growth Mindset

We believe in challenging our assumptions, learning from our mistakes, and having the grit to increase our impact.

Pursue Ethical Economics

As a public benefit corporation, we believe in uplifting our learners and never charging them for our technology or services.

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Orijin’s Leadership

Our leadership team comprises a diverse group of individuals with a wealth of experience in various fields surrounding education & technology. Together, they are committed to driving success for Orijin and the justice-impacted through their perspectives and expertise. At Orijin 15% of our workforce is justice-impacted. It is a part of our core values to understand that no one is defined by a single story; a growth mindset empowers success; and that we never charge the justice-impacted or their families.

Harris Ferrell

Chief Executive Officer

Arti Finn

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Mott Middleton

Chief Revenue Officer

Segun Olowofela

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie Bussmann

Chief of Staff

Erica Hulings

Vice President Operations

Romicha Cooper

Director of Talent

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We partner with facilities and the workforce to empower justice-impacted individuals with the educational tools they need to rewrite their life stories. Reach out to learn more.

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Make Today An Orijin Story

our new look

Make Today an Orijin Story

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