Indiana Prison Inmates To Receive Computer Training

Indiana hopes to fill its high-tech job openings by turning to an unlikely source: its prisons.

Indiana will launch the “Last Mile” program in 2018, taking inmates who have behaved in prison for several years, and training them to write computer code. Governor Holcomb says Indiana will be the first to copy a California program which began three years ago, and has already graduated about 20 inmates.

The governor says getting prisoners into the workforce can both turn their lives around and helps employers meet their needs as well.