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In this Nov. 7 photo, an inmate looks over materials on a business model canvas during a session of The Last Mile at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif.

Inmates learn technology from Silicon Valley pros

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – An innovative training program that prepares prison inmates for jobs in the tech sector has expanded.

The rigorous, six-month course was launched at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco by a pair of successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

The program is "bootstrapping," as its organizers say, with just 12 graduates in its first two years, but a new session began this month at the Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

The program uses local experts as volunteer instructors, teaching carefully selected prisoners to design and launch technology firms.

The five graduates released so far have landed real jobs at real dot-coms.

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