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what it’s like at san quentin’s coding school

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what it’s like at san quentin’s coding school

advertisement north of san francisco, there’s a european-like fortress along the water that is “home” to over 3,000 prisoners. the surroundings are beautiful, but the tall walls of san quentin, the oldest prison in california, make it almost impossible to be able to enjoy any of it from the prison yard.when i first entered the facility, one of the media escorts said heaven was on our right and hell was on the left. to my right was a chapel and places of worship for muslims, jews, christians and protestants. to my left was the adjustment center, where san quentin’s more violent criminals are imprisoned. that’s the side closest to the only death row in california.down the hill and past the yard — where one prisoner played the trumpet while some played basketball and others jogged — is where the last mile’s code.7370 is situated. what used to be a printing factory is now the headquarters of the most innovative element of san quentin. it’s where incarcerated people learn entrepreneurial skills, how to code and the elements of web design.incarcerated individual plays the trumpet on san quentin’s yard.yesterday, the last mile, in partnership with the california prison industry authority and the california department of corrections and rehabilitation, hosted its third-ever graduation and demo day for programmers and designers at san quentin.through two tracks, as well as a design track in code.7370, incarcerated individuals can learn html, javascript, css...