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.
Number of Instructor Training Institutes:
69 (from 2004 through February 2021)
Instructors and Community Leaders Trained:
Over 1,100 from nearly 350 of 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)
Media Recognition of Inside-Out:
Inside-Out classes regularly receive print, radio, or television media attention in their local areas, with more than 600+ 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, Criminal Justice, Drama, Economics, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, Law, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, Writing, 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 1000 courses across dozens of states and several countries
Number of Inside and Outside Students who have taken an Inside-Out course:
Inside-Out courses have sparked the development of more than thirty 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.