Prisoners learning to code
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The prisoners trying to code their way to a better life

13 February 2015 Last updated at 00:12 GMT

San Quentin state prison in California has begun a ground-breaking programme to teach prisoners how to code.

Eighteen inmates have been selected to take part in a six month course which teaches them essential web coding languages and aims to make them more employable when they leave prison.

The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor reports.

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