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Dr. Giulia Zampini December 21, 2020

The 11th episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Dr. Giulia Zampini and Dr. Camille Stengel, who both teach at the School of Law and Criminology at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom. They both completed the Inside-Out Instructor Training Institute in 2017. Inside-Out courses have been held in the UK since 2014. For the past few years, they have been co-teaching Inside-Out courses at a women’s prison called HMP Downview. Click here for more.


Tiffany Simmons June 11, 2020

The tenth episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Professor Tiffany Simmons, who serves as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at both Howard University and American University. Her areas of study include criminology, criminal justice and law. Ms. Simmons also serves as the Inside-Out Program Coordinator for American University. Click here for more.


Xavier PerezDecember 16, 2019

The ninth episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Dr. Xavier Perez, who teaches criminology at Depaul University in Chicago. Perez was born in Quito, Ecuador, but came to the U.S. as a child. Despite early encounters with the juvenile justice system, he was able to to attend college with the help of mentors and community organizations. Click here for more.


Joe SchwartzNovember 13, 2019

The eighth episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Joe Schwartz, who served fourteen years in a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Joe shares how his experience of learning alongside students from Mount Aloysius College helped prepare him for life outside the walls. Click here for more.


Jeri KirbyOctober 16, 2019

The seventh episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Jeri Kirby, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. Click here for more.


Marietta Martinovic September 23, 2019

The sixth episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Dr. Marietta Martinovic, a Senior Lecturer in Global Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Click here for more.


Professor Harold Dean Trulear March 12, 2019

The fifth episode of the Inside-Out Podcast features Professor Harold Dean Trulear. Dr. Trulear is an associate professor of applied theology at Howard University School of Divinity. 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.


Nick Cannon and Ghani January 29, 2018

In this episode of the Inside-Out Podcast, you will hear an interview with world-famous entertainer Nick Cannon, who recently attended an Inside-Out instructor training. 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 auditorium October 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.


Stacey Torrance and Charles Brown September 14, 2017

Episode #3 of the Inside-Out Podcast features three formerly incarcerated juvenile lifers: Stacey Torrance, John Pace and Charles Brown. They offer their perspective on higher education in prison. Click here for more.


James FormanJune 5, 2017

Episode #2 of the Inside-Out Podcast features Dr. James Forman, Jr., a professor of Law at Yale Law School. James talks about his journey from public defender to law school professor and how the Inside-Out pedagogy informs his teaching. Click here for more.


Arizona State University May 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.


Inside-Out logo January 4, 2017

In this premier episode of The Inside-Out Podcast, the founder and executive director of The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, Lori Pompa, shares her thoughts on how the program began and how it has evolved over the years. 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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