Build Bridges Not Barricades As the community of TLM graduates continues to grow, they become a beacon of hope for others to follow. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Steve Nerey I love that I can call myself a computer engineer. The door is wide open for me. I have a career path that I didn’t have before. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Alyssa Emshoff This program not only gave me hope for something better in my future, but the motivation and confidence to be successful. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Talesa Howell Within the classroom, each new challenge I faced and conquered manifested my ability to believe in myself once again. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Vah Saechao Life is like solving a math problem, you have to stay away from the negatives and focus on the positives. TLM diverted me from the negatives and direc Learning to Code in Prison 55% of formerly incarcerated people end up back behind bars. Learning to code can change everything for life after prison. America is isolated. I've been there before. Lessons I've learned from San Quentin I never thought that what I experienced on the inside could help during a pandemic like coronavirus. But needs are similar: purpose, routine, positivi How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Jen Browning Participating in the TLM program set me apart in prison giving me hope for a brighter, better future without shame, guilt, or embarrassment. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Carrie Murchison The Last Mile program offered a chance to rise to the occasion, rather than lowering myself to my surroundings and circumstances. How has TLM positively impacted your life? - Jevonie Rogers The one thing TLM has given me is hope, and a different outlook on life. Earning Freedom with Michael Santos – Technology After Prison, Episode 15 – 21:50 When Tulio concluded his prison sentence at San Quentin, Chris offered Tulio an internship so he could learn more about working with technology. Transitioning from Life in Prison to Life in Society: Zach's Wisdom Within San Quentin, Zach was able to find the community that helped him shape a new outlook on life. From Immigrant Prisoner to Stateless Software Engineer: Simon’s Journey "Simon hopes society can follow the footsteps of TLM and build a better, more harmonious world." TLM Partner - Oklahoma Department of Corrections Oklahoma Department of Corrections partnered with The Last Mile to bring its coding program to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in February. What does it feel like after the Last Mile Demo Day? - Darnell Hill Demo Day is like witnessing your dream to be a superhero come true. What does it feel like after the Last Mile Demo Day? - Tommy Winfrey This was the proudest day of my life, by far. If I don’t ever get the find out what fatherhood feels lie, at least I know what brotherhood feels like. Software Engineer at N3N “Not only did TLM give me hope inside, but they fulfilled the hype on the outside.” The Last Mile: If you do get paroled, what will you do first? What are your entrepreneurial plans? - Kenyatta Leal After spending nearly 19 years inside prison, the single factor that's made the difference in my transition has been the support I've received.