A unique program taking place at San Quentin State Prison in California is teaching inmates how to write code. The idea is that inmates can graduate the program and they will be able to leave prison with an in-demand skill able to give them opportunities to stay off the street.
Ideally, programs like this - along with other job skills programs - can drop the state's notorious 61 percent recidivism rate.
"It's a large-demand industry, and to be very frank... if you can write great code, people don't care about anything else," said Chris Redlitz, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist spearheading the program, in a statement published by CBS News.
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