Massachusetts Department of Correction Completes Implementation of Tablet Initiative to Enhance Educational Programming for Incarcerated Population

Correctional Education Innovation Supports Successful Reentry, Expands Access to Academic, Vocational, and Self-Enrichment Courses Click here to read Massachusetts Department of Correction’s official press release. MILFORD, Mass. — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) is pleased to announce the successful implementation of an innovative tablet program that equips incarcerated individuals with personalized electronic devices […]

Isme’s Journey: From Incarceration to Inspiration

As we continue to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, Isme Chavez’s story underscores the impact of mental health on personal growth for justice-impacted individuals. Chavez, 30, endured abuse and abandonment, leading her to run away, drop out of high school, and become a mother at 15. Incarcerated at 19, she began self-reflection and transformation during […]

New partnership tools-up justice-impacted learners to prepare for trades careers upon reentry

A learner is immersed in Interplay Learning’s Electrical course, gaining essential skills in electrical theory, circuit design, testing, and safety. Soon, he will take HVAC and plumbing courses to boost his resume with additional trade skills to increase his prospects for sustainable employment upon reentry.  What makes this learner different from other students entering into […]

Larry Miller’s Remarkable Story of Resilience and Redemption

Larry Miller’s journey from the streets to the boardroom is one of resilience, redemption, and inspiration. As the Chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand, and former team president of the Portland Trail Blazers, his story shines a light on the transformative power of education, second chances, and the importance of shattering stigmas associated with the justice-impacted. […]

2nd Chances @ Work: Larry Miller’s Story

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Explore Larry Miller’s remarkable journey from the streets to the boardroom in our latest podcast. As Chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand, Larry’s story of resilience and redemption sheds light on the transformative power of education, second chances, and breaking societal stigmas. From his involvement in gang life to his time behind bars, Larry’s determination to […]

Orijin Named as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024 by Fast Company

March 19, 2024, NEW YORK — Orijin has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. Orijin has earned the ranking of No.4 in the Education category. This year’s list shines a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. These organizations are setting new […]

New Mexico Corrections Department

This case study demonstrates Orijin’s positive impact on high school equivalency diploma preparation and achievement in the New Mexico Corrections Department. Discover how, within a span of just 5 months, nearly 200 learners passed the high school equivalency exam while incarcerated, exceeding the jurisdictional goal by 18%, and doubling the number of pass rates compared […]

APDS Announces New Name: Orijin™

The ed-tech company’s new name reinforces the mission of creating pathways to sustainable employment for the justice impacted Media Contact: Lucia Weathers | 317-732-1911 | Official Orijin™ Publicist New York, NY – Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 Today, American Prison Data Systems (APDS), announces a major renaming effort to become Orijin. Like APDS, Orijin’s mission […]

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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 […]

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