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Inmates becoming tech entrepreneurs. Why? Why not? - The Inmates and the Entrepreneur

Also standing up front is Chris Redlitz, Harts’s mentor and a veteran San Francisco venture capitalist whose beaming face could light up a small town. Redlitz has been working with Harts for a year now through the Last Mile program —a new rehabilitation model that’s one part startup incubator, one part job-training course for inmates, and one part wild reimagining of the prison-industrial complex. Harts “is very thoughtful and heartfelt about what he says, and I think that’s what’s so compelling about him,” Redlitz says. “His confidence has increased dramatically.” Redlitz is equally effusive describing Harts’s success at Rally. “He’s absolutely immersed himself in learning.” Harts isn’t the only Last Mile alumnus in the room: In the back, Tulio Cardozo, who served nearly eight years in prison for manufacturing hash oil, is running the slides for Harts’s presentation; six ...

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