March 2023 update

It’s not too late to purchase tickets for The Mystery Hour with Jeff Houghton at The Englert Theatre on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m! This benefit in support of Inside Out Reentry Community will feature special guest Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague and music by James Tutson and the Rollback. Staff and participants of Inside Out will also be interviewed.


The Mystery Hour is a “late night” talk show hosted by four-time Emmy-winning comedian Jeff Houghton, which routinely sells out when performed live. VIP tickets include a post-show reception and space is limited!

The Mystery Hour is sponsored by:

Art From the Inside Out – Art Show Reception February 10

Inside Out’s recent art show Art From the Inside Out was an incredible event with an estimated 100 people at the reception. Some of the artists shared their inspiration with the attendees and there were many meaningful connections, conversations, and true appreciation of the artwork created by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists. Thank you to Artifactory for hosting this event!

October 26, 2021 One Community, One Book Webinar

On Tuesday, October 26th, Inside Out hosted an event with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights reflecting on Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller’s book “Halfway Home.” His book points out that mass incarceration is designed to follow people home — from the effects of having lived in a dehumanizing environment to the continuing confines of life on parole; from legal discrimination in housing and job markets to widespread social stigma. People returning to Johnson County, IA, after incarceration discussed some of the many challenges they face and what has helped them succeed. Read More

June 18, 2021 Justice that Heals Webinar

Hosted by Inside Out Reentry Community, Justice That Heals: A Forum on Restorative Justice provides an overview on Restorative Justice and how it works to heal people who’ve been harmed by criminal acts as well as those who’ve caused that harm. In this webinar learn from Ted Lewis, a restorative justice trainer and consultant, and from a panel of local practitioners who will share initiatives in our community. Read More