My Experience at the Code.7370 Graduation at San Quentin Prison

By Nikki Pope Cooley LLP On April 20, 2015 I was privileged to have been invited to share a unique experience‚ÄĒcelebrating the graduation of the first computer programming class at San Quentin State Prison. The course, Code.7370, is the first of its kind. The challenges Cooley pro bono client The Last Mile faced when creating […]

Letter From A Caring Relative

Email to [email protected] received today —– I am sure that you have gotten bombarded with emails from people wishing to have their California relative or friend inmate a chance to be included in your program. But I know that you can’t help everyone….I used to think that you couldn’t help one incarcerated person. I now […]

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