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Prison Lessons


There’s a new Silicon Valley start-up in the works; problem is the participants aren’t allowed to use the internet.

The program is run by successful entrepreneurs who work in the Silicon Valley tech world. For six months at a time they go to San Quentin state prison and work with carefully selected inmates. The program includes teaching them the in’s and outs of designing and launching technology firms. And it’s paying off.

The five graduates of the program are working real jobs at real dot coms when they get out from behind bars. Now the program has launched at the downtown Twin Towers Correctional Facility of Los Angeles.  read more »