Inside-Out Prison Exchange
Expanding LC course offerings at the Columbia River Correctional Institution
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange brings fifteen people incarcerated at the Columbia River Correctional Institution and fifteen undergraduate students 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.
Applications are NOW OPEN for Summer 2024 Inside-Out Instructor Training Faculty Grants.
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 hope to hear from you!
We are now taking Inside-Out Instructor Training Faculty Grant Applications for Summer 2024!
Faculty book release: “A Wall Is Just A Wall: The Permeability of the Prison in 20th Century America” by Reiko Hillyer
Please join us in congratulating Professor of History and Department Chair Reiko Hillyer on the upcoming publication of her latest book, A Wall is Just a Wall: The Permeability of the Prison in 20th Century America (Duke University Press, February 16, 2024). Influenced by her work teaching in the Inside-Out program, Hillyer traces the decline of practices that used to connect incarcerated people more regularly to the free world.
With funding from the Mellon Foundation, LC student Molly Gibbons completed the inaugural Inside-Out Internship over Summer and Fall of 2022. Molly is a History major and Hispanic Studies minor from Missoula MT who plans to graduate in Spring ’24.
“This internship was one of the most informative and valuable work and educational experiences I have had,” she said. Read on to find out why.
Outside student applications are now closed for the Spring ’24 Inside-Out course.
Professional actors, in collaboration with faculty and students from Lewis & Clark, presented I Think of You, a variation on the final theatre project of students in the spring Inside-out Prison Exchange course.
In Summer 2022, Molly Robinson, associate professor of French, completed Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program’s Instructor Training thanks to a faculty grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Center for Community and Global Health.
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.