Video clip by field producer Jeyan Jeganathan, November 30, 2018

Walls to Bridges: The Positive Effect of Education in Prison
John Howard Society of Canada Blog, July 10, 2018

University-Prison Partnership Brings Hope to Incarcerated Learners
Article about Walls to Bridges, University Affairs, Bruno Vompean, June 8, 2018

Students Learn to Get Over Stigma by Studying with Prisoners
Article about Walls to Bridges, NOW Magazine,  February 14, 2018

Breaking Down the Walls
Interview with Dr. Kym Mclaren, Philosphy Department, Ryerson University and Lorraine, Walls to Bridges alumni, Ryerson Today,  December 19, 2017

Philosophy in Prison
Radio interview with two Walls to Bridges Alumni and Matt Galloway, Metro Morning, CBC Radio, December 5, 2017

Listening to the Truth of Myself: A Letter from Inside/Out Prison Exchange
Denise, Walls to Bridges alumni from Grand Valley Institution for Women, Centre for Courage & Renewal, December 9, 2014

Turning ideas about crime and imprisonment inside out
Article about Laurier students and students in prison taking classes together, The Waterloo Region Record, March 3, 2014

Going to Prison
Article about W2B at Wilfrid Laurier University, The Cord, February 28, 2012

Women See the Other Side
Article about the first class at Grand Valley Institution for Women,  The Toronto Star, December 27, 2011

Publications about Walls to Bridges

Chapter 4: Collaborative Teaching and Learning: The Emotional Journey of the University of Ottawa’s First Walls to Bridge Class
Kilty, J., Lehalle, S. & Fayter, R. (2020). “Collaborative Teaching and Learning: The Emotional Journey of the University of Ottawa’s First Walls to Bridge Class.” In  Piché, J., Moffette, D. & CôtéLussier, C. Contemporary Criminological Issues: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion ( pp. 102-127) University of Ottawa Press.

Transformative Praxis With Incarcerated Women: Collaboration, Leadership, and Voice
Pollack, S. (2019). Transformative praxis with incarcerated women: Collaboration, leadership, and voice. Affilia: Journal for Women and Social Work, 1-14.

Voices from Inside the Circle: The Walls to Bridges Collaborative Teaching and Learning Experience in Canada

Kilty, J., & Lehalle, S. (2018). Voices from inside the circle: The walls to bridges collaborative teaching and learning experience in Canada.  Advancing Corrections, Edition 6, 44-54.

Chapter 13: A Sense of Belonging: The Walls to Bridges Educational Program as a Healing Space
Pollack, S & Edwards, D (2018). “A Sense of belonging: The walls to bridges educational program as a healing space”. In Kendall, K. & Mills, A. (Eds.). Mental Health in Prisons: Critical Perspectives on Treatment and Confinement. (pp. 311-329) Palgrave.​

The Nature of the Space: Walls to Bridges as Transformative Learning

Sferrazza, A. (2018). The Nature of the space: Walls to bridges as transformative learning. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning, Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 2018, 241-250.

Social Justice Praxis within the Walls to Bridges Program: Pedagogy of Oppressed Federally Sentenced Women

Fayter, R. (2016). Social justice praxis within the Walls to Bridges program: Pedagogy of oppressed federally sentenced women. Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, 25(2), 56-71.

Building Bridges: Experiential and Integrative Learning in a Canadian Women’s Prison

Pollack, S. (2016). Building bridges: Experiential and integrative learning in a Canadian women’s prison. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 36(5), 503-518.

Complicity & Redemption: Beyond the Insider/Outsider Research Dichotomy

Pollack, S., & Eldridge, T. (2016). Complicity and redemption: Beyond the insider/outsider research dichotomy. Social Justice, 42(2), 132-145.

Experiencing the Inside-Out Program in Maximum-Security Prison

Freitas, M, McCauley, B. & Kish, N. (2014). Experiencing the Inside-Out program in a maximum security prison. In G. Balfour & E. Comack. (Eds.). Criminalizing women: Gender and (in)justice in neo-liberal times (2nd ed.). Halifax; Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

Liberation from University Education: A Lesson in Humility for a Helper

Larson, A. (2013). Liberation from university education: A lesson in humility for a helper. In S. Davis & B. Roswell (Eds), Turning teaching inside out: A pedagogy of transformation for community-based education (pp. 63 – 69). Palgrave: New York.


Impact of Walls to Bridges Classes on Correctional Facilities
Shoshana Pollack & Jessica Hutchison, 2018

Walls to Bridges: Report on the Impacts on Students

Shoshana Pollack, 2016