Code 7370 teaches inmates the fundamentals of coding, while The Last Mile Works (TLM Works) is composed of seasoned coders who work on paid contracts as part of a joint venture between California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) and private companies.
He returned to show his co- workers at CZI the newest students enrolled in Code.7370.
Tamboura currently leads a team that seeks to advance social justice and criminal justice reforms across the nation.
CZI came to San Quentin to get video stories from inside prison to show the free world first-hand accounts of what it is like to be incarcerated and have access to state-of-the-art training.
Nantucket toured the prison to get a better understanding about Schuhmacher’s incarceration experience. They filmed the church, a prison cell and the dining hall. They also interviewed several inmates who knew Schuhmacher.
When Schuhmacher earned parole, Zach Bower moved into the cell that he left vacant.
Another filmmaker from Google came to the class to document inmate Jason Jones, 34, and what he’s doing to prepare himself for release after spending 13 years incarcerated.
Google’s film crew got an up close look at what Jones learned from the program.
In addition, the film aims to show the relationship between providing incarcerated people training and lower recidivism.
Jones signed an employment contract with a technology firm, Wika, making him the first coder to do so before leaving prison.
While Jones is ending his prison term unlike any other incarcerated American, Schuhmacher continues to show that investing in first-rate programs while incarcerated pays off for society—both are graduates of The Last Mile and Code.7370.
Fellow coder Harry Hemphill sent Schuhmacher a message: “Chris, I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work.” He added, “Give him my best.”