College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology Club Visits Anamosa Penitentiary

Twelve Psychology Club members and Faculty Co-Advisor, Dr. Mike Gasser, visited the Anamosa Penitentiary on November 15.  The prison warden led a 3 hour tour that included interviews with staff counselors, one of the staff psychologists, and two convicted murderers.  Students were able to see the lock down areas, prison yard, and the manufacture of Braille books, license plates, and furniture.  Before leaving, the warden invited the students to apply for internships.  The trip was such a success that they have decided to make it a yearly event!