Convict to Coder: Ex-Con lands job as Silicon Valley programmer

5:00 PM ET Fri, 1 Dec 2017

Seven months ago, Chris Schuhmacher was inmate number T31014, serving out the tail-end of a 17-year murder sentence at California’s infamous San Quentin prison overlooking San Francisco Bay. Today, just months after his release, Schuhmacher blends in with the Silicon Valley crowd as a software engineering intern at a bustling tech firm.