Nikole Thayne

Persevere graduate, Alex Marston

He was the first participant in a unique program. How this man learned coding in prison.

It was 2019, and Alex Marston of Shelbyville had just been released from prison. He was filled with sadness for where he had been and with joy for where he was going.

Today, Marston, who is 34, is more adept at making decisions. Thanks to a prison program, for which he was the first-ever participant, he has a lucrative job writing computer code, a supportive fiancé, a family that is once again whole and his eyes on a dream house…

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