We are pleased to announce that this Summer B Term, we will again be offering Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education inside Prison. This course presents students a unique opportunity to explore education within a prison setting.
Why should people in prison have opportunities for education? What are the benefits and what are the realities and constraints of the institution? This class is centered around a series of visits we will make to the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex (about 45 minutes outside of Seattle). We will meet with a group of prisoners there several times over the course of this class, sharing reading and writing assignments with them (scheduled dates are Wednesdays in B term, departing from the UW around 11:00am and arriving back by 5). We will also tour the facility and meet with the prison’s administrative staff and correctional officers in order to gain a broad understanding of the complex issues surrounding education within a prison setting (the tour is currently scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 5, and will take all day). UW students will engage in writing and outreach projects with the TRU students. NO MAKE-UP sessions are possible, so please check your schedules.
Class size will be limited to 12 students, and transportation to and from the prison will be provided.
Please attend an information session to hear more about the course and requirements from the instructor, Claudia Jensen. Our final information session will be held this Thursday May 29, 12:30, MGH 211E. Please contact Claudia for more information or if you cannot attend a session (email@example.com).
Enrolling & Participating in the Course
Add codes required to register for this course, and are available from Claudia Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please provide your student number in your add code request, as well as your acknowledgment of the following.
Students will have to submit information for clearance in order to enter the prison facility and they will be required to sign the UW’s Acknowledgement of Risk form; all students must be over 18. Students should also be aware that visits to the Monroe Correctional Complex require strict adherence to MCC rules, which may make certain behaviors (communication via cell phone or eating/drinking/administration of medication during those hours, etc) impossible. Please be in touch with Claudia with any concerns or questions you have about these policies.