Meet The Educator Bringing Liberal Arts To Illinois Prisoners

Meet The Educator Bringing Liberal Arts To Illinois Prisoners
Northwestern University professor Jennifer Lackey leading a philosophy class at the Stateville Correctional Center. Monika Wnuk / Northwestern University
Meet The Educator Bringing Liberal Arts To Illinois Prisoners
Northwestern University professor Jennifer Lackey leading a philosophy class at the Stateville Correctional Center. Monika Wnuk / Northwestern University

Meet The Educator Bringing Liberal Arts To Illinois Prisoners

As part of the Northwestern Prison Education Program, inmates at the men’s maximum security prison at the Stateville Correctional Center 50 miles southwest of Chicago spend three hours a week learning philosophy.

Reset checks in with the professor behind the project about creating a more equitable, rehabilitative and effective criminal justice system in Illinois.

GUEST: Jennifer Lackey, director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program