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PENNSYLVANIA - Inside-Out Prison Exchange (Philadelphia)

Temple University
Suite 331, MB 66-10
1810 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-5163
Fax: 215-204-3872


Population Served: Prisons and jails in 25+ states - In each program branch: 9-18 campus-enrolled undergraduates and 9-18 incarcerated (or sentenced) students (in equal numbers)

Program Description: Headquartered at Temple University, The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program® is a national program that offers semester-long, college classes behind bars to groups of students of whom half are incarcerated and half are college students from outside. These seminars are offered in many academic disciplines, but they always emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, and dialogue, with course themes usually focusing on the study of some aspect of our society’s approach to crime and punishment. Every year at least three week-long intensive instructor training institutes prepare faculty from around the country and abroad to build effective correctional-academic partnerships in their home region, to find means to offer credit to inside students wherever possible. This work is fundamentally shaped by the perspectives of people in prison.

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