Transforming prisons into places of economic, social, and spiritual flourishing

There are over 2.2 million prisoners in the United States.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could harness their potential, give them meaningful work, and pay fair wages that they could use to help their families outside of prison?  Well tonight’s guest has done just that.  Since 2010, Pete Ochs, CEO of Capital III (“3”), has run businesses inside the maximum and medium security prisons at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Kansas.  Pete joins us to talk about how these businesses came about, the profound effect they have had on everyone involved, and the lessons he’s learned over his 40+ year career.    


Our impact is limited when we have one foot in worldly success and one foot in surrender. 

Prisons are deserts of human flourishing, but when you offer economic opportunities and treat inmates with dignity the doors to flourishing fling open. 

Success, significance, and surrender.


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For more information:  Capital III WebsiteDocumentary Trailer for Prison-Based Seat King Business (Scroll down for video)


Opening and closing music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough