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The Inside-Out Center

The Inside-Out Center is the international administrative office of The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program® and is located on the main campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Inside-Out Center:

The Center is headed by the Founder and Executive Director, Lori Pompa, a faculty member of the Criminal Justice Department in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. The Inside-Out Center is guided by a Leadership Team composed of trained instructors in our network and they comprise two advisory bodies: the Executive Committee and the Evaluation and Research Committee.

“I didn’t expect to learn so much. I didn’t expect to grow and change as a result of the process….As I reflect on the power of this course, I am awestruck and humbled...and certain that I do not want it to end here.”

(Outside Student)

“[This class] has acted as the catalyst in my passion for life and human rights, and was the pivotal point where I realigned my own path. This program has brought me to a new understanding of life, not just in prison, but in my own life. I have acquired the concrete knowledge of the true inter-workings of the system, and at the same time come to realize my own captors in life. I have heard the stories, felt the smiles, and seen the tears of women who have been to hell and back and with them I have found a voice.”

(Outside Student)

Lori Pompa
Lori Pompa

Founder and Executive Director
215-204-5163
Email: lpompa@temple.edu

Eilene Frierson
Eilene Frierson

Inside-Out Training and Center Coordinator
215-204-5163
Email: eilene.frierson@temple.edu
inside-out.trainings@temple.edu

Contact Eilene for all training inquiries. Eilene is also responsible for training outreach and office operations.

Tyrone Werts
Tyrone Werts

International Think Tank Coordinator
215-204-3242
Email: tyronewerts@gmail.com
inside-out.think.tanks@temple.edu

Contact Tyrone about think tanks and guidance on developing partnerships with correctional facilities.

Dave Krueger
Dave Krueger

Education and Media Coordinator
Email: dkrueger@temple.edu

Contact Dave for questions related to media, social media, and the Instructor Resource Community.

Ann Schwartzman
Ann Schwartzman

Local Network and Support Coordinator
215-204-2201
Email: insideoutphilly@temple.edu

Ann is responsible for coordinating Inside-Out classes and programs in the Philadelphia area, coordinating activity across Pennsylvania, and building organizational support.

John Pace
John Pace

Program Associate
215-204-5650
Email: john.pace@temple.edu
inside-out.classes@temple.edu

Click here to apply to the 2022 Inside-Out Instructor Training Institutes.