Inside-Out Prison Exchange

Expanding LC course offerings at the Columbia River Correctional Facility.

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange brings fifteen people incarcerated at the Columbia River Correctional Institute and fifteen undergraduates together in courses taught by Lewis & Clark College faculty. 

For both students and faculty, the experience is powerful and transformative.

“None of us will ever look at the world the same way,” one student said. 

Demand for these courses, from both incarcerated (inside) and Lewis & Clark (outside) students, far surpasses our current offerings. Now, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s “Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative” grant, we are expanding the Inside-Out courses offered by Lewis & Clark.

We are offering three L&C faculty Inside-Out Instructor Training grants, the first of which will be awarded for training during Summer 2022.  Read on below to find grant details and next steps. We hope to hear from you!  

 

Inside-Out Instructor Training: Faculty Grant Applications Are Now Open

We are offering three L&C faculty Inside-Out Instructor Training grants, the first of which will be awarded for training during Summer 2022. 

 

VIDEO: How the Humanities Can Save Humanity

Panel Discussion Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month (#NAHM), Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Mellon Foundation, moderated a wide-ranging discussion with artists Mel Chin and Allison Janae Hamilton and writer-photographer Emily Raboteau about how the humanities are tackling the interconnected challenges of climate change, public health, and racial injustice, among other pressing social justice issues.

The Lewis & Clark College Center for Community and Global Health is supported in part by a Mellon Foundation grant, Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative. 

VIDEO: Social Change through Transformative Education

Meet Lori Pompa, Founder and Executive Director or the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Find out how L&C is expanding our presence at Columbia River Correctional Institute and get involved.


VIDEO: The Flows Between Education and Incarceration

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the pattern of pushing students out of educational institutions into criminal legal systems. This panel examined the school-to-prison pipeline’s disproportionate effect on BIPOC students  and explored efforts to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Hosted at the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.

Inside-Out

What happens when a correctional facility functions as a classroom? Lewis & Clark history students find out firsthand.