The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an opportunity for a small group of students from Metropolitan State University and a group of residents who are in area correctional facilities to exchange ideas and perceptions about crime and justice, the criminal justice system, corrections and imprisonment. It is a chance for all participants to gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system through the marriage of theoretical knowledge and practical experience achieved by weekly meetings extended throughout the semester.
- Analyze the effects of economic changes and segregation on crime in the U.S.
- Create a program proposal to address rehabilitation needs of inmates.
- Demonstrate understanding of the history of crime policies in the U.S. and what effect they have had on crime rates.
- Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
- Identify, examine and demonstrate understanding of the reasons for the increase in imprisonment and the consequences of this trend.