Last month, PBS aired a POV documentary on San Francisco's Five Keys Charter School, entitled "A High School Behind Bars."
As described on their website, "Five Keys Charter School educates inmates and ex-offenders within the
jail and post-release systems in a pro-social environment by providing
high school classes and access to community-based programs that provide
recovery, parenting, and work skills. By implementing the principles of
restorative justice and encouraging full participation in education,
counseling, community and work programs, Five Keys Charter School will
contribute to reducing recidivism rates, improving public safety and
economic activity, and facilitating safe and cost-reduced jail
Many San Francisco Collaborative Court participants are advancing their education through this innovative program. We applaud Five Keys Charter School for their vision and critically important work in the community.