E658: #AskJason at The Last Mile tech accelerator & training program at San Quentin State Prison



about this episode

Today Jason is at San Quentin State Prison talking to prisoners participating in The Last Mile (TLM), a tech accelerator & training program to help prepare incarcerated individuals for successful reentry. Jason gives candid feedback on the products they’ve developed in their studies here. We see demos of Jason Jones’ GPA (Getting Parents Attention) that monitors and incentivizes good grades for student athletes, “Big Az” Ford’s f8, a connected fire prevention system, and Chris Schuhmacher’s Fitness Monkey, a platform to help users recover from addiction through health and fitness. Jason also answers tough questions about entrepreneurship, and the importance of making mistakes, overcoming obstacles, and staying true to oneself and one’s goals.

To learn more about the amazing work of The Last Mile (TLM): http://thelastmile.org & follow on twitter at http://twitter.com/tlm.

To learn more about the San Quentin students from this episode, you can read their candid Quora answers about life in prison and what they’ve learned at The Last Mile:

Jason Jones : https://www.quora.com/profile/Jason-Jones-146

“Big Az” Ford :  https://www.quora.com/profile/Azraal-Ford

Chris Schuhmacher : https://www.quora.com/profile/Christopher-Schuhmacher

Tommy Winfrey : https://www.quora.com/profile/Tommy-Winfrey

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