Prisoners and Pitt students both learn in law school’s Inside-Out class

The below article debuted in the latest edition of The University Times.

Pitt’s School of Law is one of only a handful of law schools in the country with a class that’s part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, bringing 14 law students last fall to the State Correctional Institute in Greene County for a weekly class alongside 14 incarcerated men.

Professor David Harris carpooled with his students about an hour and a half south to teach the prisoners (some serving long sentences) on an equal footing with the future lawyers. “What are prisons for?” was the topic of one lesson — which all focused on the criminal justice system — and the perspectives of the “inside” students surprised the “outside” students.

More in The University Times here.