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A conversation between a Felon and a Judge

The idea of the war on drugs was to lock up drug dealers, save lives and create safe communities. Sounds like the perfect plan to make drugs go away, and hold those accountable that were creating the problem. But it didn’t work. Supply and demand was not taken into consideration, and the problem is worse … Read More

F5 Project Adds Three Board Members

F5 Project is pleased to announce three new board members.  Brett Itterman Brett Itterman serves as the Chief Executive Office of Pentex Restaurant Group. A graduate of North Dakota State University and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, he is responsible for the company’s management, operations and development. He is a member of Taco John’s Advertising … Read More

Speaker/Teacher Volunteers Wanted

We just launched a new curriculum in the Cass County Jail; Felon Entrepreneurship.    Due to the average stay at Cass County Jail is 3 weeks, this will only be part of the curriculum. During the three weeks we will be looking to people in the community to come in and speak on certain parts of … Read More

Ryan Leaf, Draft Pic… Felon.

    Ryan Leaf is our Keynote speaker for the F5 Conference this Thursday.  Get tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f5-project-erasing-stigma-tickets-37265777945 Interested in volunteering, apply here https://www.f5project.org/contact/   Watch video of Ryan’s ESPN interview here http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19417694 SAN DIEGO — After a disappointing NFL career that veered off course because of an addiction to painkillers which ultimately led to prison time, former … Read More

Why Erase Stigma

We have 7 houses. Why?  We started a for-profit company, that is no booming. Why? We have created a Drug Court house. Why? We have created entrepreneur meetings in the jail and prison. Why? We now have a conference that will unfold on Thursday. To answer why.    Now I want to ask you some … Read More

Felon At The Door

F5 spends a lot of time in the jails. So, when we are around town people know who we are, and normally yell out to us. To be honest, you never know what you’re going to get when you turn around. Today, I ran into a gentleman who smelled like alcohol, high on meth, and … Read More

This Months Videos

F5 Project is ramping up its video platform. Please help us share and get the word out. Thank you for all you do -adam   Story of a Game Changer! – https://youtu.be/Kq-O_8BI8Ks F5’s Even Though Philosophy! – https://youtu.be/UZZrL3w72TY Empathy vs. Sympathy! – https://youtu.be/ptpe7mi_S88 Everything is business – https://youtu.be/QBkRbBUTHP

Land of the Prisons

The United States is the global leader in incarceration. Today, more than 1.5 million Americans are incarcerated in state and federal prisons, a figure that has quintupled since 1980. Adding in jails, the number of Americans who are behind bars rises to 2.2 million. One in three U.S. adults has been arrested by age 23. … Read More

F5 Project Press Release of Breakfast Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. (Jan. 30, 2016) – F5 Project, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides support services to former inmates in Cass County, will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S. in Fargo. Attendees will have the opportunity to … Read More