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SJS RC&S Inside-Out Partnership with MFCI

Federal Bureau of Prisons Inside-Out Course- Manchester FCI


EKU RC&S Criminal Justice program has partnered with the Manchester Federal Correctional Institution (MFCI) ( to offer a very unique opportunity for students. Approved students will be taken into the Manchester FCI for class and will be learning alongside students who are residents of MFCI.

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program ( is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach 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. Students will be in class in a 1:1 ratio with inside students.Open dialogue in a correctional setting with inside students will be required.

Benefits to you as a student will include:

· The experience that you receive having access to a federal institution including interactions, networking, and comprehending needs of those incarcerated

· Credit towards a 400 level university elective to aid in fulfilling your graduation requirements.

· Greatly improved knowledge of re-entry programs,

· Increased and improved reference options available to you for application to future opportunities.

· Open dialect and increased self-awareness empowering you in many different ways including those that you may have never known existed.

This course is being offered as CRJ 423: Special Topics. Even if you have previously had CRJ 423, Mr. K may be able to utilize the course for a graduation requirement.

This is a federal program in partnership with EKU. Students must apply for acceptance into the course by completing the prequalification application located on the website. This course will require a background check and multiple visits inside a federal correctional institution. Anyone with a felony record or outstanding warrants from any state will not qualify for the course and should not apply.

Students must complete an in-person interview with Mr. Lawson at the Manchester Regional Campus prior to approval. Once completing the application form in totality and submitting, applicants must email Mr. Lawson ( immediately to set up this interview. Students are not to contact anyone at the MFCI or the Inside Out Exchange Program. Questions should be directed to Mr. Lawson.


Inside Out

Inside Out

Step by Step Instructions to Apply for Inside-Out Course

Pre-Qualification Application Form


Student Waiver Form

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