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HMP Edinburgh - we are almost there!

We are almost there, our coding academy at HMP Edinburgh is nearly good to go. But we need the IT kit to make it happen!

We have been totally blown away by the generous donations from Skyscanner and from the famous Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, which, along with one other sizeable private donation means that all we need are the desktop PC’s and monitors and we are ready.

Can you help, do you have high quality used or brand new kit your company could donate?

We can guarantee that his is a life changing opportunity for our learners!

Please get in touch – info@code4000.org

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Code 4000 is exactly the kind of pioneering partnership that we need to encourage. It brings together prisons, businesses and teachers to address the country's demand for digital skills and local regeneration, and giving prisoners relevant employment and a new future.

PAMELA DOW
Chief Reform Officer, Catch 22

To give ex-offenders the confidence and skills they will need to get a job - and critically keep it - we need to engage prisoners in work experience and training in custody which accurately reflects the employment market in the communities they will return to. For the first time Code 4000 gives those in our custody the opportunity to engage in a training programme to become the ‘coders’ of the future.

JASON SWETTENHAM
Head of Public Sector Prison Industries, HMPPS

Having been deeply impressed after visiting The Last Mile prison rehabilitation program at San Quentin Prison in San Francisco in 2013, I was delighted to be introduced to Michael Taylor, who had aspirations to create a similar programme in the UK. Since that time, Michael has shown vision, creativity and tenacity in launching Code4000 at HMP Humber. I hope that he will continue to receive the support from the prison estate to extend this vital initiative across the country.

ANDREW DIXON
CEO, Arc InterCapital

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