John Guimond | Mar. 26, 2013 | Notre Dame News
In spring 2012, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns added a new course, “Rethinking Crime and Justice,” as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a national program based in Philadelphia that creates a dynamic partnership between an institution of higher learning and a correctional facility.
Many Inside-Out practitioners see the program as a creative link between two of the largest and most highly-funded institutional and social structures in our country: universities and prisons, structures oriented respectively toward the most privileged and underprivileged people in our society. Through their classes they attempt to deepen the conversation about those structures and transform student thought and attitude regarding crime and justice issues.