Amy B. Smoyer, PhD

Prison Food, Incarcerated Lives, Health & Social Work

SCSU Inside-Out

Prison Exchange Program

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SCSU INSIDE OUT PRISON EXCHANGE PROGRAM

In 2017, Amy participated in Temple University's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program training and launched the SCSU Inside-Out program at the Manson Youth Institution (MYI) in Cheshire, CT.

The SCSU Inside-Out course, which is held inside the MYI prison, includes SCSU undergraduates and incarcerated men at MYI in a transformative learning experience grounded in inter-group dialogue. All students earn 3 credits towards their undergraduate degree. Prison education programs have been consistently linked to improved outcomes for incarcerated people during and after prison. 

This Summer 2017 SCSU Inside-Out Summary offers more information about the program, including student feedback. The next class is scheduled to run during the Fall 2018 semester.

PLEASE SUPPORT SCSU INSIDE-OUT

The cost of running each Inside-Out course at SCSU is $4,500. This amount pays for Inside students' tuition and textbooks and is covered 100% by private donors.

Your donation allows this program to run. All contributions are welcome. When 200 people give $25 each, we meet our goal! Donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes the tuition and books costs of incarcerated students.

To make a donation on-line, click hereLink takes you to SCSU Foundation page. Follow these instructions to make Inside-Out Donation:

  • Under "Choose Your Designation", choose School of Health and Human Services
  • Under, "If other, please designate your fund", enter HHS/Inside Out Prison Exchange Program
 When making a donation to the Inside-Out program, your SCSU Foundation donation page should look like this.

When making a donation to the Inside-Out program, your SCSU Foundation donation page should look like this.

 

Donations can also be mailed to the Foundation:

Check payable to: SCSU Foundation
Memo: School of HHS/Inside-Out Program
 

Mailing Address:

SCSU Foundation

PO Box 8658

New Haven, CT 06531-0658