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. Lori received the award on November 16, 2016 at the annual meeting held in New Orleans. Read more about the award here.
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. It originated as a means of bringing together campus-based college students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison, jail or other correctional setting. While those core Inside-Out Prison Exchange courses have been replicated across the United States and in multiple countries since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the program has expanded into a variety of other forms of educational and community-based programming. It also has grown into an international network of trained faculty, students, alumni, think tanks, higher education and correctional administrators, and other stakeholders actively engaged with, and deeply committed to, social justice issues.
Find out how this program began and hear from Lori about the importance of classroom settings, in which all voices can be heard and have an equal stake in the learning process.