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Inside-Out News

Kenneth Butler April 28, 2022

Kenneth Butler ’22, who pursued his Pitzer degree through Inside-Out courses while incarcerated in a medium-security prison, has been awarded a 2022–23 Fulbright US Student Program grant to study the lives of men released from a maximum-security prison in Uganda. He served 15 years before being paroled in June 2021. Kenny is also one of Inside-Out’s ongoing coaches for the Virtual Inside-Out Training Institutes. Click here for more.

Ella Turenne January 5, 2022

Ella Turenne passed away suddenly on the evening of Christmas 2021. The shock has been felt and expressed by the many, many people throughout her life who knew and loved her, including those of us who are part of the Inside-Out family around the globe. We’d like to share a little bit about Ella as we came to know her over the years. Click here for more.

Yusef Pierce December 24, 2021

The voices of six Inside-Out alumni offer powerful and immediate insight into the qualities that make Inside-Out such an impactful program. Hear stories from each of their unique perspectives, and gain a deeper understanding of the program’s impact. Click here for more.


Yusef Pierce May 15, 2021

On Saturday, May 15, Yusef Pierce ’21 and Freddy Cisneros ’21 will participate in Pitzer College’s virtual commencement celebration from inside a medium-security prison in Norco, CA. Pierce and Cisneros are two of eight members of an initial cohort of students from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) who have been accepted into – and will graduate from – Pitzer through the College’s new Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program. Click here for more.


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.


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 auditoriumOctober 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.


Arizona State UniversityMay 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.


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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