The Department of Sociology’s Inside Out program featured in SOONER MAGAZINE.
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an educational program tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. It originated as a means of bringing together campus-based college students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison, jail or other correctional setting.
The Inside-Out Program currently boasts:
The Inside-Out experience led Brooke Maxey to pursue a graduate degree at OU’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.
“I’m on the road to making something out of my life,” says Inside student Jennifer. “I learned that my opinion and education matter no matter where I am.”
Alcohol, Drugs and Society - SOC 3923 Explores sociological explanations of alcohol and drug use with a special emphasis on current issues in the United States. The focus is on small-group interactive learning teaching all students to bridge the gaps between the inside and outside.
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OU Sociology is proud to continue the tradition of offering students the chance to participate in the "Inside-Out" program. The current coordinator and Instructor for the "Inside-Out" programs is Professor John Carl. Dr. Carl holds a Doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma and is an assistant Professor of Sociology at OU. He is the author of several books, including: A Country Called Prison, Think Sociology, Think Social Problems, and A short introduction to the U.S. Census. For more information about the "Inside-Out" program, contact Professor Carl:
Previous "Inside-Out" Instructors: