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CJUS335 - 3 hours of CJ Elective Credit

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is a semester-long overview of current social justice topics, taught inside a local prison. Curriculum includes exploration of why people commit crime; what prisons are for; analysis of the Criminal Justice system; punishment and rehabilitation; victims and victimization; restorative justice; myths and realities of prison life.

The class combines Xavier students (outside students) with an equal number of incarcerated men (inside students). The class is facilitated by a Xavier professor. Students meet separately on the first, third and last weeks of class in order to properly orient and debrief the experience. During the semester, inside and outside students will discuss issues, complete reading/writing assignments and work together to complete a group project.

NOTE: This class will take place inside either Lebanon Correctional or Warren Correctional in Lebanon, Ohio located approximately 25 miles north of Xavier University. You will be required to arrange your own transportation to/from the prison and class attendance/ participation is mandatory. The security of all students is a priority and care is taken to ensure semi-anonymity (first names only) to prevent outside contact during or following the semester. Both inside and outside students take part in an interview/screening process before being accepted into the class.

The application is a required first step in our selecting 15 students to take part in the class. To be considered for the FALL 2014 course, any interested student should complete the application questions before Wednesday, April 9, 2014.Interviews will take place in November and applicants will know of their acceptance status before Thanksgiving. 

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