Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“This little taste of the prison system has opened my eyes to more than I could have ever expected.”
My internship was a balance of working with the mental health clinicians, having one-on-one interactions with the inmates, helping to teach classes, working with the children of these incarcerated parents, and shadowing key personnel in the prison system, from the superintendent to a correctional officer. I usually would attend at least one class on the men’s side of the prison and one class on the women’s side. I would review the materials with the mental health clinicians before the class and then contribute to discussion. Additionally, I co-taught a Managing Money class and Parenting class in which I prepared lessons, and I created my own curriculum to teach a weekly Spanish 101 class to the women.
This experience has solidified my decision to be a psychology major at Bowdoin and has also made me feel incredibly intrigued with inmates, families with incarcerated members, and how other prisons function across the world.
- Date September 1, 2012
- Tags 2012, Education, Preston, Social Service, USA