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San Quentin coders

Prisoner Larry Histon looks at a computer following a graduation ceremony from a computer coding program at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California April 20, 2015. The program, called Code.7370, was administered by Silicon Valley's technology business community, as prisoners learned to stimulate live-coding in an offline computer lab. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoner Larry Histon looks at a computer following a graduation ceremony from a computer coding program at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California April 20, 2015. The program, called Code.7370, was administered by Silicon Valley's...more

Prisoner Larry Histon looks at a computer following a graduation ceremony from a computer coding program at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California April 20, 2015. The program, called Code.7370, was administered by Silicon Valley's technology business community, as prisoners learned to stimulate live-coding in an offline computer lab. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoner Jerome Boone shakes hands with members of the audience after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoner Jerome Boone shakes hands with members of the audience after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoner Jerome Boone shakes hands with members of the audience after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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A general view of San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A general view of San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A general view of San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners greet each other while arriving for graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners greet each other while arriving for graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners greet each other while arriving for graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners gather around a computer following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners gather around a computer following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners gather around a computer following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners pose with Shawn Drost (2nd L), a curriculum partner, and their certificates after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners pose with Shawn Drost (2nd L), a curriculum partner, and their certificates after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners pose with Shawn Drost (2nd L), a curriculum partner, and their certificates after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners work out in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners work out in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners work out in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners work at computers following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners work at computers following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners work at computers following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners gather to listen to speeches while graduating from a computer coding program. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners gather to listen to speeches while graduating from a computer coding program. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners gather to listen to speeches while graduating from a computer coding program. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners are pictured following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners are pictured following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners are pictured following the graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners walk in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners walk in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners walk in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoner Larnel Wolfe holds aloft his certificate after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoner Larnel Wolfe holds aloft his certificate after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoner Larnel Wolfe holds aloft his certificate after graduating. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Prisoners react following a graduation ceremony. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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