Today Magazine Winter 2020 - Page 5

These 15 students made up Gwynedd Mercy University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program ® inaugural class. end of the semester, the books were kept in the prison library for continued learning and future Inside-Out programming.  Suffice it to say, the launch of the program at GMercyU was a success. “Honestly, it’s one of the greatest experiences I’ll ever have in my life,” said Ken McFadden '20, another GMercyU “outside” student. “I learned a lot from this class. It changed me as a person…it made me think about things a lot differently.” 150 + higher education institutions, ranging from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities to local community colleges, have sponsored Inside-Out courses 200 + correctional institutions based in urban, rural, and suburban settings, including county jails, state and federal prisons, juvenile facilities, and community correctional facilities at all security levels, have hosted Inside-Out courses 64 instructor training institutes conducted to date 38,000 + Inside and Outside students have taken courses 46 11 U.S. states and have Inside-Out instructors other countries Inside-Out Website TODAY 3