Incarcerated and Non-Incarcerated Students Learning Together: Inside-Out Courses at OSU
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. During the semester-long program, incarcerated students and non-incarcerated students learn together inside of a prison facility and are taught by a trained instructor. The subjects vary from criminal justice to women's, gender and sexuality studies.
In Spring 2019, Professor Mary Thomas taught the WGSS department's first Inside-Out course, Feminist Perspectives of Incarceration in the US (WGSST 3300.01s). This spring, OSU Newark Professor Tiyi Morris (AAAS, and WGSS affiliate) is teaching an Inside-Out course as part of her Gender, Sex and Power course (WGSST 1110).
The course and instructors of Inside-Out courses at the university were recently featured in a recent story with the Office of Outreach and Engagement. Read the full story on their website to learn more about the program and information on Inside-Out instructor training.