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Episode 610: The Prisoner's Solution

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Episode 610: The Prisoner's Solution

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Episode 610: The Prisoner's Solution

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Steve Henn
Frederick Hutson, CEO of Pigeonly
Steve Henn

Frederick Hutson is an entrepreneur whose biggest early venture landed him in prison for nearly five years—distributing marijuana through UPS and FedEx.

While in prison, he realized that a lot of the problems of everyday prison life could use a business solution. And then, he got out.

Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.

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