Everyone in the classroom came to the book with different life experiences, yet in this odd, exhausting, strange, compelling book (or as one student called it, “this trippy-ass book”), we found a place to connect. To my surprise, more than half of my class completed the course (an unusual statistic for pre-trial facilities). Many of them enjoyed the book enough to read ahead.
Inside Literature is a 501(с)(3) non-profit corporation and community-based learning program in Austin, Texas. We provide university-level instruction to inmates in pre-trial facilities at zero cost to taxpayers. We offer 6-week literature courses led by instructors with advanced degrees in related fields.