Chris Grewe CEO
American Prison Data Systems
Chris is an entrepreneur with a passionate belief in the power of education to change lives for the better. In founding APDS, he was motivated by the desire to address the lack of safe and effective means of providing educational content to incarcerated learners, which he believed was key to turning lives around and reducing rates of recidivism. Chris has more than 25 years of experience leading start-up, turnaround, and mature educational publishing businesses to substantial revenue growth and profitability. He co-founded and was CEO of the Princeton Review in Japan, and has worked since in senior business development and publishing roles at Scholastic, Kids Discover, Triumph Learning, Troll Communications, and MetaMetrics. Chris has a B.A. from Columbia University.


APDS is an award-winning B-Corporation leading the technology revolution in corrections. APDS provides corrections officials with solutions and tools designed to create better outcomes for inmates, via access to programs and support systems proven to reduce recidivism. Our systems have been safely deployed in prisons, jails, probation, and alternative-to-incarceration programs around the country since mid-2014, serving more than 2.5 million hours in inmate tablet use with no digital or physical security issues. APDS was recently recognized at a top 20 finalist in the Best for NYC competition, for the company's job training and placement efforts with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, and for its overall commitment to supporting economic opportunity and development in the City of New York.