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Giving Hearts Day for F5

We compiled the data for the last 12 months. We have a 7% recidivism rate. The national rate is around 67%… Our definition of recidivism is this: Going back to jail for a new crime or for probation revocation(no one adds anything to this number except new crimes), while ever living at the F5 house. … Read More

If you want a new life, just get it done

At F5 Project, we pride ourselves with the title of this post. We are not prone for asking for permission, or waiting for a response. A lot of times we don’t even know if we will have the money to do something or not. Sometimes we upset people because we didn’t wait. This is why … Read More

End of the Year

I’m sure you are getting a lot of people reaching out to you for end of the year donations. I’m sure when you opened the up, you thought I would ask you too. I won’t.  Instead, I just want to give an update of everything we’ve done this year because of your support, and at … Read More

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