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. The Temple University Advisory Board is an additional advisory team comprised of faculty and staff from Temple University that advises the Center on university-related matters.


Lori Pompa, Founder and Executive Director
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
Contact Eilene for all training inquiries.


Tyrone Werts
Tyrone Werts, International Think Tank Coordinator
215-204-3242 | Email: tyronewerts@gmail.com
Contact Tyrone about think tanks and guidance on developing partnerships with correctional facilities.


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.


David Krueger
David Krueger, Interim Assistant Director
Email: dkrueger@temple.edu
Contact Dave for questions related to media, social media, and the Instructor Resource Community.


John Pace
John Pace, Program Associate
215-204-5650 | Email: john.pace@temple.edu


“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 Participant)