In California, 70 percent of released inmates return to prison – the highest recidivism rate in the nation. But, in San Mateo County, only 11 percent inmates enrolled in the Achieve 180 program return to prison.
Cooking is one of the most popular classes offered by Job Train, a Menlo Park program that teaches former inmates skills that will help them get jobs. However, the program lacks funding in tough economy.
After 21 years in San Quentin State Prison, Harrison Seuga received parole from his life sentence for murder. Now, the Hawaii native strives to adjust to his new life beyond bars and make his way back home.