I borrow from Audre Lorde’s introduction to her 1979 essay “Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist’s Response” to introduce this piece. This article is not a theoretical discussion nor a how-to article. This is the way it was and is with me and my Inside-Out students and I leave the theory to another time and person. This is one woman’s telling (Lorde, 2007). There is plenty being talked and written about the school-to-prison pipeline, about education’s impact on recidivism rates, the debate about Pell Grants for the incarcerated, and related issues. What I hope to contribute is a window in to one teacher’s experience, through which, perhaps, other teachers can see new possibilities.
Belcher, Deanna Chappell
"Fresh Starts Behind Bars ... Teaching with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program,"
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 13
, Article 3.
Available at: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/nwjte/vol13/iss1/3