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Inmates at Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis graduate from coding program

Posted at 11:06 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 23:06:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Some inmates at the Indiana Women's Prison on the west side of Indianapolis now have the knowledge and skills to get a good job when they're released.

The Indiana Department of Correction and a group called 'The Last Mile' taught offenders in the prison how to code.

Many of the inmates have successfully learned that critical computer skill and graduated from the coding program on Monday.

Employers who were interested in hiring the graduates attended Monday's graduation ceremony at the women's prison.

The goal is to make sure these inmates can quickly get back on their feet when they're released and go back into the working world.