Computer Coding @ The Last Mile

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Indiana Department of Correction


Do you have a background in coding or a tech-related field?

Do you want to support students explore the field of coding?

The Last Mile is the first full stack coding program inside US prisons. Its mission is to provide marketable skills that result in gainful employment and a core belief is that having a job is the key to successful re-entry and breaking the cycle of incarceration. The program provides computer coding training to prepare its students for release into today’s high-tech environment.

Students learn skills in web development with the objective of becoming full-stack JavaScript engineers. Technologies used include, but are not limited to, HTMS5, CSS3, JavaScript with Node.js, MongoDB, and several popular JavaScript libraries including React, Express, and Mongoose.

The Indiana Department of Correction is currently recruiting volunteers to mentor students for The Last Mile. Volunteers have a flexible schedule and typically spend a couple hours each week either assisting students in the classroom during the day or helping students grasp concepts during evening labs.

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About Indiana Department of Correction


Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington St. Rm-E329, Indianapolis, IN 46204, US

Mission Statement

Mission We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. Vision As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.


As the largest agency in the State of Indiana, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) employees more than 6,400 Hoosiers, supervises almost 10,000 parolees in communities across the state and is responsible for the safety and security of more than 28,000 adults and 450 juveniles inside our correctional facilities.

The IDOC currently operates 20 adult facilities, 5 juvenile facilities and 10 parole districts. Even though the reach is far and wide, each small part of the Department is committed to the main tenets of our mission: to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.


We'll work with your schedule.


Putnamville Correctional Facility1946 US-40Greencastle, IN 46135



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible!
  • Potential volunteers should be punctual, reliable, adaptable, professional, and willing to learn!

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