TLM Demo Day Blog

By A. Terrell Merritt San Quentin State Prison The morning of 3/27/2015, I woke up excited. I knew that today was the day. I’d spent the last six months preparing for this day and a challenging six months they were. If I could be successful today, the journey will be worth it. I was so […]

Back to Life

By Kinte Hogan Hello fellow TLM peers and staff. My journey continues to evolve into something better and better each day. All of the minute things that I anticipated doing upon my release became a distant memory once I stepped outside of those walls. Saying and doing are two totally different things! However, all of […]

From Life in Prison to a New Life in San Francisco Tech Scene

By Kenyatta Leal I’m the manager of Campus Services at RocketSpace, a technology campus in San Francisco. Along with my team, I help manage the environment and experience for tech entrepreneurs trying to create the next big thing to hit the market. In 1994, I was sentenced to life in prison, and up until 20 […]

Demo Day 2015

The TLM family after the demo day presentations on Friday at San Quentin State Prison with @MCHammer pic.twitter.com/0uxF5oDAnr — The LAST MILE (@TLM) March 29, 2015

The Day I Went To Prison

By Vanessa Slavich Dressed in gray and black, alone, and a bit nervous, I crookedly parked my car in the San Quentin Visitor Parking Lot, tucking away all of my belongings except my car key and license. Past the security guard, through the gate and into the Chapel, I met the folks behind The Last […]

Level 4

By Shadeed Wallace-Stepter Inmate, San Quentin State Prison Okay, here I am once again. Today I feel the overwhelming urge to talk about my life since I’ve been in prison and how I finally got away from a lifetime of destructive and negative thinking. It really wasn’t anything miraculous, it just took the right motivation […]

Making the Change

By Azraal Ford Inmate, San Quentin State Prison Breaking away from old habits is a scary thing. When you’ve been one way for 20 or 30 years and then realize you need to change it can make the heart race with fear. Seriously it would be more comfortable facing Freddy Kreuger, The Alien and Darth […]