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The Corridor - Five Keys Documentary Trailer Now Available

A film by Annelise Wunderlich & Richard O'Connell

The Corridor is a feature-length documentary that portrays an innovative experiment: the nation's first high school custom built inside an adult jail. The film follows one semester inside Five Keys Charter School in San Francisco, observing as student inmates, teachers, and law enforcement staff prepare for graduation day and navigate a new paradigm of criminal justice that's based on the human potential for change.

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L.A. County Jail launches program to keep inmates from coming back

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2015
Cindy Chang

James Williams has been in and out of jail since he was 17.

Now, at 27, he is hoping this stint behind bars will be his last. He is enrolled in a pilot program at Pitchess Detention Center that aims to educate inmates in trades such as welding and dog grooming, as well as life skills such as how to deal with a supervisor at work.

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The Device That Could Help Keep Former Inmates Out Of Jail For Good

Huffington Post, October 28, 2014
Lydia O'Connor

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California Attorney General's Office Awarded $750,000 to Fight Recidivism

California Office of the Attorney General, October 27, 2014

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S.F. jail inmates to have access to computer tablets

SF Gate, October 22, 2014
Maria Lagos

Cutting edge technology isn't normally available to the more than 2 million men and women jailed in the United States — cost, security concerns, and a criminal justice system that has favored punishment over rehabilitation are among the reasons.

But more than 100 inmates in San Francisco County Jails will soon have access to secure computer tablets they may use for a limited number of tasks: To do homework assignments, read novels, prepare for their criminal cases and — eventually — communicate with family members, probation officers and others on the outside.

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Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
Click here for Agenda Notes from the most recent meeting.

6th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
June 16th, 2015 at 5:30PM in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library
Now accepting submissions from San Franciso area Five Keys students
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS MAY 15th!

2nd Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 10th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
Now accepting submission from Los Angeles area Five Keys students
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS May 8th!

Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
Five Keys wants to hear from you!

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