San Quentin rehab center grads are seeing successful job placement

OAKLAND, Calif. – The gates of San Quentin Rehabilitation Center opened on Thursday to allow families and visitors for graduation day.
More than 50 men incarcerated at the station prison received certifications and apprenticeships for job-skills in industries they hope to work in upon release.

The keynote speaker for the graduation was Chris Schuhmacher, a software engineer. He is a former graduate of the same program at San Quentin 10 years ago where he learned computer coding skills that led to his eventual career in the tech industry. Schuhmacher works at Checkr, a San Francisco-based company that provides background checks for businesses (cont.)

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