Assistant Professor of English Sol Neely brings in a group of students each semester to take a 10-week course alongside inmates.
KTOO radio news recently featured a UAS program that brings students behind bars to learn writing skills alongside convicted felons at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Assistant Professor of English Sol Neely brings in a group of students each semester to take a 10-week course alongside inmates. Written works by current and former Lemon Creek inmates were recently published in a literary journal titled "Flying in Shackles". The journal was paid for by a grant from the Undergraduate Research, Experiential & Creative Activities program and initiated by the 2014 commencement speaker Emily King. Former inmates attending UAS joined together to form an on-campus club named The Flying University - an homage to the underground philosophy popular in Czechoslovakia during the Soviet invasion of the 1960s. Their objectives are to promote social justice and recruit Lemon Creek offenders to enroll at UAS. For more information, See the full story on KTOO.org.