She wrote a beautiful piece, brimming with respect and compassion, for the inmates she interacts with there. You should read it.
She also has a blog where she publishes (with permission) the writings of her students. You should read it, too, and write comments.
Go read, dear readers. This is important. Humanizing other people humanizes us.
My brother told me recently that he thinks someday future generations will look back on the US incarceration system as we now look on slavery or genocide: as something unthinkable and horrifying, something we cannot understand how humans could do to one another. The more I hear the full stories of the people in jail, the more I am convinced that my brother is right.