The Last Mile, San Quentin Prison

The United States makes up only 5% of the global population, but contains 25% of the world's incarcerated population. Since the 1970's, the number of people behind bars in America has risen over 700%.

The Last Mile program at San Quentin State Prison is a beacon of what's possible within the backwards and sad United States incarceration system. The program teaches inmates the skills needed for tech related employment after they're released. Of those who've been released after completing this program, the recidivism rate is 0%, compared to the 60% nationwide rate of recidivism.