Wilkes University


Do You Want to Take a College Class in a State Prison?

Next spring, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program brings you together with incarcerated men to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. The core of the program is a semester-long academic course, meeting once a week, through which 12 “outside” (i.e.: undergraduate) students and the same number of “inside” (i.e.: incarcerated) students attend class together inside prison. All participants read a variety of texts and write several papers; during class sessions, students discuss issues in small and large groups. In the final month of the class, students work together on a class project.

Topics include a critical analysis of: why people commit crime, the purpose of prison, an analysis of the criminal justice system, victims and victimization, life behind prison walls, and the numerous issues at the intersection of class, race, gender, and criminal justice.

Space is limited to 12 students. To apply, you must attend the MANDATORY informational meeting on Monday, October 10th, at 7 PM in SLC 263. You must fill out the application and then meet Dr. Wiernik for a 15-minute interview.

If you would like to see the application and fill it out before the meeting, you can find it at this link:https://goo.gl/forms/ yCHJsuDiesgmLPgA3.

Questions? Contact Dr. Craig Wiernik (craig.wiernik@wilkes.edu) for more information.