Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative was founded in 2016 to respond to the dual crisis of incarceration and recidivism. PJI brings together leading scholars, practitioners, students and those affected by the criminal justice system to tackle the problem of mass incarceration — one of the most crucial moral and political issues of our time.

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Prison Scholars Program

Georgetown courses for incarcerated students

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Pivot Program

Business and entrepreneurship training for returning citizens

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Making an Exoneree

Students advocating for the wrongfully convicted

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PJI offers transformative education programs for incarcerated students and returning citizens. Through these programs and through public events, and research seminars, PJI works to better understand the causes and consequences of the mass incarceration crisis and to contribute to bipartisan solutions for effective reform.

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