The COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic effect on prison systems in the United States. While the prison system has been able to slow the spread of disease, it has been difficult for many programs to resume in-person teaching.
Access to education is rarely available to incarcerated people in the United States. It is also one of the only documented solutions to recidivism.
By the end of my internship, I was able to Dockerize and deploy several applications to a K3s cluster for Project Reclass’ annual Hackday event.
United States correctional facilities number in the millions, and a sizable portion of incarcerated people are held under the rule of for-profit prisons.
When a former inmate steps back into the outside world, they face the challenge of making a fresh start in their lives and careers.