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Our History

Our History

The Last Mile, established in 2010, has achieved numerous milestones over the years.

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July 24 2023

TLM Radio Streaming

The Last Mile Radio streaming on all service platforms.
March 20 2023

TLM Launches in Massachusetts

TLM Web Development classroom starts instruction in MCI-Shirley, Massachusetts with 16 students.

March 4 2023

First TLM Radio Episode

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The Last Mile Radio airs its first episode with hosts Maserati-E and Chris Redlitz and special guest Sway Calloway on SiriusXM Triumph 111.

September 19 2022

TLM Launches in Montana

Montana Ribbon Cutting

TLM Web Development classroom starts instruction in Montana State Prison with 22 students.

June 22 2022

All Staff in Oakland

Tlm Staff In Oakland

TLM hosts its first all staff off site at their new offices in Oakland.

April 1 2022

Headquarters moved to Oakland, CA

Headquarters and offices for The Last Mile make a move to Oakland, California.

October 8 2021

Play for Justice Event

TLM, the Indiana Pacers, ARC and Play for Justice host a Play for Justice Event at Putnamville Correctional Facility.

September 27 2021

Chromebook Pilot Program Launches

Chromebook Program

TLM’s Chromebook Pilot Program launches in Pelican Bay State Prison, giving students the ability to work on coursework from their housing unit.

September 1 2021

Audio and Video Production Program Launches

TLM’s Audio and Video Production Program (AVP) launches in Putnamville Correctional Facility in Indiana.

July 2 2021

First Turn2U Scholarship Awarded

The first Turn2U scholarship recipient is announced.

May 14 2021

Winner of Barron’s Educational Inclusion Award

TLM is selected as a winner of Barron’s Celebrates: Educational Inclusion.

April 29 2021

Reentry Program Launches

TLM helps launch Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry Program, providing professional development resources to returned citizens and incarcerated people across the country.

March 1 2021

TLM Reopens in Ironwood State Prison

TLM reopens a Web Development Program in partnership with CDCR in Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, CA after a prolonged closure.

February 2 2021

Winner of MIT Pathways to Reimagining Employment

TLM is selected as a winner of MIT Pathways to Reimagining Employment in the US Challenge 2020.

February 1 2021

AVP Program Launches in San Quentin


Audio and Video Production Program opens at California’s San Quentin State Prison.

December 10 2020

Inaugural Graduation in Oklahoma

Inaugural graduation at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McCloud, OK, featuring virtual appearances by Priscilla Chan and MC Hammer.

October 19 2020

Intro to Web Design & Development Program Launches

TLM Intro to Web Design and Development Program launches across youth facilities with TLM programs.

October 1 2020

TLM Launches in North Dakota

The Last Mile to launch in North Dakota at a men’s facility.

September 29 2020

Winner of MIT Solve 2020

TLM is selected as a winner of MIT Solve 2020 for Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship.

September 1 2020

Offline Curriculum due to Covid-19

TLM starts distributing offline curriculum during Covid-19 closures.

June 25 2020

The Recount’s Shift Series Episode

TLM dual live broadcasts from Putnamville and Rockville Correctional Facilities (IN) for The Recount’s Shift Series.

April 14 2020

DRP-TV Program Launches

TLM launches the DRP-TV program across the CDCR DRP network, presenting interviews hosted by TLM staff to all incarcerated people in California.

February 28 2020

Inaugural Graduation in Kansas

Inaugural graduation at Topeka Correctional Facility in Topeka, KS. Several TLM staff attended in person and gave graduation keynote speeches.

October 22 2019

TLM Launches in Michigan

Parnall Correctional Facility becomes the first men’s facility with TLM programming in Michigan.

March 25 2019

First Men’s Facility in Indiana

Putnamville Correctional Facility becomes the first men’s facility with TLM programming in Indiana.

February 11 2019

TLM Launches in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Launch

The Last Mile opens a classroom in the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility (Oklahoma), funded by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

January 14 2019

TLM Launches in Kansas

Topeka Correctional Facility becomes the first women’s facility with TLM programming in Kansas.

December 4 2018

Partnership with Google.org

Pendleton Juvenile Facility Ribbon Cutting

Google.org announces partnership with TLM Youth Facilities.

August 15 2018

The Next Chapter Program

Next Chapter, The Last Mile’s partnership with Slack, Kellogg Foundation, and FreeAmerica, announced.

May 25 2018

TLM Launches in Juvenile Facility

First Juvenile facility welcomes The Last Mile program at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility.

April 6 2018

TLM Launches in Indiana

Indiana Womens Prison Ribbon Cutting

The Last Mile expands for the first time outside of California in partnership with the State of Indiana at Indiana Women’s Prison.

February 18 2017

TLM Radio Launches

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TLM Radio launches with SiriusXM. The show’s mission is to inspire listeners with social impact stories.

March 17 2016

TLM Works Begins

Launch of TLM Works, a web development shop inside San Quentin, that operates as a Joint Venture with CalPIA.

January 4 2016

First Women’s Facility

The Last Mile begins programming at the first women’s facility, Folsom Women’s Facility.

June 24 2015

TLM Launches in Second Facility

Ironwood State Prison program launched.

August 20 2014

Partnership with CalPIA


The Last Mile begins programming as Code.7370 at San Quentin in partnership with CalPIA.

May 18 2012

First Demo Day

First Demo Day

The first six graduating TLM Students have their first Demo Day in front of 350+ business and tech C-Suite executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, and prominent news organizations.

December 18 2010

Entrepreneurship Program Begins

The Last Mile started an entrepreneurship program inside San Quentin for the first time.

October 23 2010

The Last Mile Starts

Chris Redlitz enters San Quentin and is inspired to ask his wife Beverly Parenti to join him in starting a program.