The Last Mile program is an entrepreneurship course, modeled on "startup incubator" programs that help young companies grow. It just happens to be run out of California's San Quentin prison. Founder Chris Redlitz says he never wanted "to seek out a genuine business opportunity … but [rather] to educate inmates about tech entrepreneurship." The Last Mile program takes six months, though the most recent class ran for seven months due to a lockdown at San Quentin last year (a fairly unique problem in the startup world, we suspect). Some ideas that have emerged include a fitness app that motivates drug addicts to exercise and an e-commerce site for artists in prison. Johnny Cash would have loved it. [Source]
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