Today SiriusXM announced a unique, powerful new series about a prison program that is changing lives through technology. “The Last Mile Radio” will begin its six-week run on SiriusXM Insight channel 121 at 10:00 am ET starting March 11. SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway will host the audio documentary.
According to studies, the United States is almost 5% of the world’s population but nearly 25% of the world’s prison population. As discussed in the first episode of “The Last Mile Radio,” at some point the inmates will be released, which begs the question…”so who do you want them to be?” Started in 2010 by venture capitalists Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, two seasoned tech entrepreneurs who recognized the need for technology education for inmates, The Last Mile is a “tech accelerator” inside California’s San Quentin prison, teaching inmates computer coding, business skills and, most critically, offers a second chance at life.
In addition to hearing “The Last Mile Radio” on Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:00am ET, the program will replay on Sundays at 11am ET.