The Last Mile Program Teaches Coding to People Who Are Incarcerated in Youth Facilities and Prisons
Date:  08-02-2018

Program boasts a zero recidivism rate among it 393 graduates
From USA Today:

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – Inside an aging brick facility ringed by a chain-link fence and agricultural fields, 14 young people convicted of violent crimes are trying to program a better future for themselves.

For the past two months they’ve been learning to write code through a first-of-its-kind pilot program at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo, California, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

While other young people their age churn code in dorm rooms, these mostly black and Hispanic men and women, serving sentences for crimes like armed robbery and manslaughter, frequently come from neighborhoods where people go to prison more often than they go to college. Continue reading >>>