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Helping incarcerated individuals build better lives by providing secure access to productive education and communication tools.

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Brian Hill

CEO/Founder at Edovo

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
Edovo seeks to decrease recidivism by making education and communication possible during incarceration. Currently, many of the 2.2 million people behind bars don't have access to education and spend their time instead watching daytime television. Edovo is rethinking incarceration, transforming it into an opportunity for positive change. Through secure tablet technology, Edovo provides those in custody with free daily access to educational, vocational, and treatment programming. Edovo also ensures affordable access to frictionless communication, allowing incarcerated individuals to effectively stay in touch with family, employers, and other critical support networks. Currently, 95 percent of Edovo users are able to seamlessly navigate the platform within 2 weeks, and over 75 percent of the population in a major American jail housing unit are using Edovo on a weekly basis, with an average of two lessons completed per day.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

February 1, 2018

Edovo, a startup that provides tablet-based education to incarcerated people, snags some funding

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January 17, 2019

Maine Prisons Introduce Secure Tablets And Texting - With A Fee For Inmates

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April 9, 2018

Edovo raises $9 million to provide incarcerated people with tablet-based education

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April 5, 2018

Inmate Education Startup Edovo Raises $9.8M

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