The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is based on the belief that our society is strengthened when higher education is made widely accessible and allows participants to encounter each other as equals, often across profound social barriers. The practice of bringing incarcerated (“inside”) and non-incarcerated (“outside”) people together for engaged and informed dialogue allows for transformative learning experiences that invite participants to take leadership in addressing crime, justice, and other issues of social concern.

EN 492/592: The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is cross-listed with CJ 491 and PS 490. The course explores intersections of literature and criminal justice and will be delivered on Wednesday afternoons at Limestone Correctional Facility. 10 spaces are available for UNA students; the other 10 spaces are for “inside” students at Limestone. All students will explore the course material together as peers. UNA students must block out 1:30 pm-6:30 pm in their schedules on Wednesdays to allow for travel to and from the facility.

Contact Dr. Katie Owens-Murphy (kowensmurphy@una.edu) if you are interested in this program.

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