Evidence-based, recidivism reduction programming to address the requirements of the First Step Act

APDS provides software and secure technology to deliver individualized education, rehabilitation, job training, and re-entry programs for correctional systems.

1
Safety

Our customers report lower rates of violence against staff and between inmates.

2
Post-release Success

Our users are poised for success, and confident about their futures.

3
Research-backed Cost Savings

Every $1 spent on inmate education saves $4–$5 within 3 years.

The APDS Solution:

Secure. Both Inside & Out.

Military-grade, ruggedized hardware; a private secure network; content filtering; Mobile Device Management (MDM); and 24/7 live-agent monitoring.

Open, Integrated Content Delivery.

Amplifies existing learning solutions and enables third-party vendors to deliver education, rehabilitation, and reentry programming in correctional facilities.

Curated Content.

Inmates benefit from customized content and teachers remotely provide adaptive instruction, implement assessments, conduct test prep and more.

Learn More

How We Work

1

Collaborative.

We work with inmates, prison educators, and facility administrators to customize the APDS solution to their needs.

2

Ethical.

Unlike our competitors who charge inmates high user fees, we don't pass on any costs to the end user. We aim to empower and rehabilitate, not exploit and recriminalize.

3

Transparent & Accountable.

As a Certified B Corporation we regularly measure and report on our impact and openly share our progress. We hold ourselves accountable to achieving results.

Our Impact

This is the future of corrections

Chris Grewe, APDS Co-Founder

"As a double-bottom-line business, we measure our success not just in terms of financial return and shareholder value, but also in the ways in which we improve society. In short, we're here to change corrections for good."

Bring APDS to your facility
APDS In Numbers

13 states, 57 facilities, and growing

Bring APDS to your facility
What our customers are saying

“At the end of the day you got to learn from your mistakes, and that’s what I did. So when I get out there I’ll stick to my mindset, stick to my goals, and actually try to make it in life. Cause I learned it’s not too late for me. I got a bright future ahead. I can see it myself."

– Inmate from Montgomery Correctional Facility

Want to learn more?
Get in touch.