Solano State Prison
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Prop 57 programs could bring early release to inmates serving time in state prisons

Solano State Prison

Daniel Hopper,center, leads his Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison with a final cheer. Passage of Prop 57 is ushering in a massive overhaul of the prison parole system and with it programs like The Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison in Vacaville.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Inmates wait in the yard between classes at Solano State Prison.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Inmate Daniel Hopper leads his Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Daniel Hopper leads a class at Solano State Prison, where he became a substance abuse counselor through the Offender Mentor Certification Program.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

An inmate in the Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison listens during class.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Inmates in the Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison raise their hands. Corrections officials said the growing emphasis on rehabilitation and helping offenders re-enter society has led to a prison culture shift.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Inmate Julio Santos reflects on his life and his future hopes with the Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Inmates exercise in the yard at Solano Stet Prison. Passage of Prop 57 is ushering in a massive overhaul of the prison parole system and with it programs like The Offender Mentor Certification Program at Solano State Prison in Vacaville that could help trim the time served by inmates.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Solano State Prison

Solano State Prison sits in the rolling hills near Vacaville.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
San Quentin State Prison

Prisoners at San Quentin greet visitors arriving for graduation ceremonies for the Last Mile  program.

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San Quentin State Prison

Former inmate Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal, right, hugs an inmate in San Quentin after a graduation ceremony for the Last Mile program, where he is currently serving on the board of directors.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
San Quentin State Prison

San Quentin inmates demonstrate their coding skills on graduation day in the Last Mile classroom.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
San Quentin State Prison

San Quentin inmates work on their coding skills in the Last Mile classroom at the prison.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
San Quentin State Prison

Former San Quentin inmate Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal receives applause prior to his keynote speech during a graduation ceremony in the Last Mile program, where inmates learn coding and other computer skills.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
San Quentin State Prison

San Quentin Prison inmate Cordiare McDonald proudly holds his diploma during graduation ceremonies in the Last Mile program.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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