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How Tech Education Can Change an Inmate’s Life

Oct 26, 2016 | 16 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The landscape of technology changes rapidly, which creates a major opportunity gap for inmates as they re-enter society. “Imagine being locked up ten years ago,” says the CEO and Founder of Flikshop, Marcus Bullock. “You wouldn’t even be able to learn how to send an email using your phone.” Vocational courses, particularly focusing on technology, can change prisoners’ lives for the better—but few institutions offer these opportunities. In this interview filmed at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival, Bullock discusses his experience in prison and how a technology course changed his life.

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Author: Erica Moriarty

About This Series

Insights and perspectives from the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival