Dougie & Tom Trumble Grant: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison System:Visiting the Women of York Correctional Institute

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Jessica Palliardi, Lead Teacher
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Social Studies

This trip allows students to gain an inside look at the U.S. prison system by visiting and touring the York Correctional Institute in Niantic, CT as part of an Introduction to sociology. Forty-five 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from Hall High School will travel to the York Prison where they will tour the facility and meet with women who are imprisoned there. These women will share their life stories, and after returning to the classroom students will complete research projects on the U.S. prison system.

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