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The Last Mile

Joseph Erbentraut

The Next Tech Boom Is Taking Place Behind Bars

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

When San Francisco-based venture capitalists Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti walked into San Quentin State Prison in 2010 to speak with a group of i...

Sentenced to Life in Prison, This Man Now Has Great SF Tech Job

Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal

Every day, men and women are released from prisons and jails across the U.S. after taking this same journey. Most incarcerated settings do not provide programs that teach relevant job skills for reentry to society. As a result, recidivism -- the rate at which people return to incarceration -- is enormous. Society blames these individuals for their failure. Had I not been fortunate enough to be a founding member of a program called The Last Mile, I too could have ended up back in prison.

Prisoners Who've Never Used A Computer Mouse Learn How To Code

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

Long prison sentences mean that some of the men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison in California have never used the Internet. For these inmates...

Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and t...