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Sustainable Justice Class Organizes Community Clean-up

By on April 28, 2015
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For the past 3 years, Bay State College has been granted access to hold a Criminal Justice course inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Plymouth as part of the Inside Out Prisoner Exchange Program.  The course, joining both incarcerated and non-incarcerated students, has gained popularity and is making a difference in the prison and the local community. 

“It is our desire for our students to be a part of this important effort to bring diverse groups together, in community, with the goal of finding common ground and reflecting upon our place and our purpose in this world,” says Dr. William Morrissette.

As the students learn from each other, they are also heading out to make a difference in the Plymouth area.  The class collectively organized a "clean-up" day in which the non-incarcerated students spent time picking up trash around local elementary schools.  The class project turned into a family event, as many of the student brought their children or close family members.