S.U.M.I.T. (Statewide University Multi-disciplinary Internship Training) project

The SUMIT project is an ambitious innovative approach to change the culture of corrections by introducing hundreds of CSU students from a dozen academic disciplines into dozens of prisons and correctional offices across the state.

The pilot study for this project is being conducted with criminal justice students who are working within Richard J. Donovan Correctional Institution near San Diego. Students are assigned a variety of positions working with both correctional staff and inmate self-help groups over the course of a semester.

In future years, the project aims to incorporate students from additional academic disciplines from a host of California State University campuses into prison and correctional offices across the state.

If you are part of either an academic program or a correctional organization who would like to become involved, please contact us at the CONTACT link at the left.

The following was the featured article in the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation's weekly news report, This Week, on April 5, 2011.