News and Media

Welcome to the news and media page for The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Check back regularly for updates from The Inside-Out Center and stories from instructors, students and others in the Inside-Out network. If you would like to write an article, please send an email to Dave Krueger.

Inside-Out course class at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh August 10, 2018

Inside-Out college courses are unique because they bring incarcerated and non-incarcerated students together for dialogue and learning across profound social differences.  Click here for more.


Inside-Out instructor training session February 7, 2018

"I never thought I’d find myself thanking anyone for sending me to prison, this is most definitely a first. In June I attended a training course in Philadelphia which focused on The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (I’ll elaborate on this later). This opportunity gave me a fresh insight to a course which I have been researching for the last two years and allowed me the chance to interact with an international collection of scholars, including Lori Pompa, the founder and director of the Programme."  Click here for more.


Nick Cannon and Ghani January 29, 2018

In this episode of the Inside-Out Podcast, you will hear an interview with world-famous entertainer Nick Cannon, who recently attended an Inside-Out instructor training. Click here for more.


Michelle Inderbitzin November 14, 2017

The American Society of Criminology is hosting their 73rd Annual Meeting from November 15-18 in Philadelphia. Two of this year's award winners are trained Inside-Out instructors. Click here for more.


Graterford auditorium October 30, 2017

To celebrate twenty years of milestones and recognize the amazing accomplishments of our dedicated educators, alumni, and other community partners, the Inside-Out Center sponsored a Twentieth Anniversary Conference and Celebration from October 19-21, 2017 in Philadelphia. Click here for more.


Stacey Torrance and Charles Brown September 14, 2017

Episode #3 of the Inside-Out Podcast features three formerly incarcerated juvenile lifers: Stacey Torrance, John Pace and Charles Brown. They offer their perspective on higher education in prison. Click here for more.


James FormanJune 5, 2017

Episode #2 of the Inside-Out Podcast features Dr. James Forman, Jr., a professor of Law at Yale Law School. James talks about his journey from public defender to law school professor and how the Inside-Out pedagogy informs his teaching. Click here for more.


Arizona State University May 16, 2017

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University (ASU) will receive funding from the ASU's Women and Philanthropy program to support its Inside-Out course offerings at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence, Arizona. Click here for more.


Inside-Out logo January 4, 2017

In this premier episode of The Inside-Out Podcast, the founder and executive director of The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, Lori Pompa, shares her thoughts on how the program began and how it has evolved over the years. Click here for more.


Lori PompaNovember 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Lori Pompa, founder and executive director of The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award from the American Society of Criminology. Click here for more.


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