Inside Out Program

For the first time in Michigan history, university students and state prison inmates shared a transformative learning environment.  In Fall 2007, 14 UM-Dearborn students enrolled in Soc 476 the Inside Out Prison Exchange class taught by Sociology Professor Lora Lempert; they were joined in the class by 14 men incarcerated at Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit.

Since that initial class, Inside Out has become a regular curricular offering in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. Each term, Fall and Winter, UM-Dearborn students and incarcerated men share classroom space and learn together.

Hear what this course is all about from faculty and students.