In the Fall of 2016, the program began a weekly conversation partnership with inmates at the Columbia River Correctional Facility (CRCI). The Monday afternoon meeting has resulted in many rich conversations on art, community, and conceptual practice, as well as collaborative projects between artists at CRCI and artists in the MFA Art + Social Practice Program, including a collectively-designed mural, letter-writing projects, and a talent show. This partnership is evolving and ongoing over time.