Inmates Are Classmates in This Program
Michael Anft, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Simone Bishara is one of 100 or so students at Pitzer College taking classes with students who are in jail. The program offers an equal number of "insiders" and "outsiders"—12 from each group—the chance to study together in such courses as "Prison Autobiography," "Latino Politics," and "Linguistic Discrimination."
By getting two distinctly different groups sharing their experiences beyond campus gates and prison walls, Pitzer aims to improve students’ understanding of others, as well as sharpen their political and social thinking.