How The Last Mile helped Kenyatta Leal walk from prison in San Quentin to a job in tech

Jail investing is 5x a lot more than larger training, and ~10 p.c of the U.S. jail populace is in California.

Part of the explanation why individuals return to jail soon after they are launched is because they have no access to training when they are incarcerated.

On today’s Breaking Into Startups episode, we chat about an academic plan that is paving the street to good results, called The Very last Mile.

One year soon after their launch, a lot more than seventy five p.c of California’s previously incarcerated cannot discover work. One former prisoner, Kenyatta Leal, was serving a everyday living sentence in San Quentin jail and was decided to alter that range.

On this episode he talks about what led him to jail, the mentors he located inside of and how The Very last Mile teaches individuals to code with no net.

Leal also discusses his launch, and how the tech skills he learned in jail landed him a position. For Leal, individuals skills provided getting in a position to weblog and categorical himself on Twitter and Quora with no net. Finally, Leal emphasizes the worth of breaking the cycle of incarceration.

Given that Leal’s launch, he has been in a position to support a number of individuals get work in tech, together with some of the prisoners with him during his time in San Quentin.

If you want to understand a lot more about felony justice reform, truly feel free of charge to attain out to [email protected] and we can connect you with the proper individuals.







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