XU/LeCI Inside-Out Class - Spring 2014


The Xavier Department of Criminal Justice offers YOU the chance to spend time behind bars – and earn 3 hours credit while you do it.

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is unlike any class you have ever had. The semester-long course meets inside a prison located approximately 25 miles north of Xavier University. The class combines Xavier students with an equal number of incarcerated men at Warren Correctional Institution in the Fall and Lebanon Correctional Institution in the Spring. Both Xavier and incarcerated students have the same syllabus and academic requirements. For years, dozens of Xavier students - from all majors - have been transformed by the Inside-Out class.

The course focuses on current social justice topics including why people commit crime, the purpose of prisons, punishment and rehabilitation, victims and victimization, the myths and realities of prison life, and an analysis of the American justice system. All majors are encouraged to apply.

Inside-Out fulfills the diversity requirement at Xavier. To be considered for the course, students are required to fill out an application and attend an interview with Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson. Class size is very limited, so if you have questions or want to be considered for this exciting class, please contact Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson (jonsonc@xavier.edu) or Instructor Christine Shimrock (christineshimrock@gmail.com).