States are not built from the outside in; they are built from the inside out.
She trained for Justine like a prizefighter trains for an opponent, studying her every decision from inside out.
They have harmed you not just from the outside in, but from the inside out.
late 14c., ynneside "interior of the body," compound of in (adv.) + side (n.). The adjective is 1610s, from the noun. Inside job "robbery, espionage, etc., committed by or with the help of a resident or servant of a place" is attested by 1887, American English (also, late 19c., early 20c., "indoors work"). Inside track "advantage" is metaphoric because those lanes are shorter on a curved track. Inside of, in reference to time, is from 1839.
In prison (1888+ Prison)