There is a paradox in higher education: the more elite the institution, the further removed the students are from the diversity of experiences that make up the mosaic of the United States. A student can spend four years learning about the sociology of income inequality or the double standards in the criminal justice system without ever leaving lush campus life with its coffee bars and Pilates classes.
And while many college students rarely leave their campus bubble, more than two million people are behind bars. Many would do anything to have access to a college education to better their development as well as their opportunities after incarceration. We can simultaneously improve the undergraduate learning experience and enhance opportunities for inmates by bringing college classes to prison, an