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The International Network

Since the first class was held in 1997, The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program® has grown into a movement of transformative education involving a network of educators, alumni, and other stakeholders.

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Number of Instructor Training Institutes:

92 (from 2004 through May 2024)

Instructors and Community Leaders Trained:

Nearly 1,500 from almost 400 colleges / universities in nearly every U.S. state, as well as several other countries (i.e., Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom)

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Media Recognition of Inside-Out:

Inside-Out classes regularly receive print, radio, or television media attention in their local areas, with more than 1,000+ news pieces appearing across North America and beyond featuring the Inside-Out model.

Academic Institutions Sponsoring Inside-Out Courses:

Over 150 higher education institutions, ranging from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities to local community colleges, host Inside-Out courses. For a complete list, click here.

Disciplines of Inside-Out Classes (examples):

African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Law, Math/Statistics, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, Visual Arts, Women’s Studies

Correctional Institutions Sponsoring Inside-Out Courses:

Over 200 institutions based in urban, rural, and suburban settings, including county jails, state prisons, federal prisons, juvenile facilities, and community correctional facilities at all security levels, host Inside-Out courses. For a complete list, click here.

Courses Offered To Date:

More than 1,250 courses across dozens of states and several countries

Number of Inside and Outside Students who have taken an Inside-Out course:


Think Tanks:

Inside-Out courses have sparked the development of more than 25 think tanks around the world. Think tanks are groups of inside and outside alumni of Inside-Out courses who are working together as citizens on projects to address crime, justice, and other issues of social concern. Click here to learn more.

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