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San Quentin Prison Report: Learning to code

Courtesy The Last Mile
Demo Day at San Quentin, 2015

What do San Quentin and Silicon Valley have in common? Geographically they’re pretty close. But otherwise…they can seem pretty far apart.

Venture capitalists Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti are looking to bring the two together. They've created a program to bring tech opportunities and coding skills to inmates preparing to leave San Quentin. It’s called The Last Mile.  At the annual "Demo Day," guests from the tech world come to hear business pitches from the inmates in the program. Louis A. Scott of the San Quentin Report produced this audio postcard from the event.

The San Quentin Prison Report is a project between KALW, San Quentin reporters, and Nigel Poor.

More information on The Last Mile.