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College professors learn about correctional education

Incarcerated students sit along one side of the wall while visiting college professors ask questions about correctional education.
Incarcerated students field questions from college professors as part of a collaboration with MCSP.

Earlier this spring, Mule Creek State Prison Creekside Adult School educated Folsom Lake College professors about teaching in a correctional setting.

The training represents a collaboration between the prison’s school and the college so professors can teach college-level courses during third watch.

Training ran from at 8 to 11:15 a.m. on C Yard then from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on E Yard.

On Friday, 22 professors attended and 23 attended on Saturday. In addition, 10 students from C & E Yards assisted, fielding questions from professors.

“It was an exciting event. Approximately two-thirds of the college professors’ mindsets were positively changed about teaching in a correctional setting,” said one of the prison organizers.

Submitted by Lt. Beau Campbell, AA/PIO
Written by Dr. Tammie Hollis-Prime, acting Principal
Mule Creek State Prison

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