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Default How San Quentin Inmates Built a Search Engine for Prison

Since 2014, a nonprofit called The Last Mile has taught coding and entrepreneurship classes inside San Quentin and other prisons in hopes of helping incarcerated people develop marketable skills for when they get out. It's had plenty of success, graduating nearly 400 students over the last four years. It also recently launched a for-profit web development shop, where advanced students get paid about $16 an hour to work on real-world projects for paying clients.

It's a tragedy how there's no Internet access for prisoners. Pretty hard to learn when you don't have access to the latest information.

Good to see prisoners coming up with innovative ways to try to make do with what they got though...
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