• DC DOC Facility

    Georgetown Prison Scholars Program

    The Georgetown Prison Scholars Program launches in January with a new partnership with the DC Department of Corrections.

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  • Annual Report 2016-17

    2016-2017 Annual Report Now Available!

    As the Prisons and Justice Initiative enters its third year, we are excited to share the second PJI Annual Report, which highlights the Initiative's activities in 2016-2017.

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  • Heather Ann Thompson Event

    Heather Ann Thompson Event

    On October 4, 2017, PJI was proud to host Heather Anne Thompson, the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize-winning author of "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today."

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  • The Prisons and Justice Initiative was honored to host a special event featuring Rabia Chaudry, the author of the best-selling book Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial.

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  • Marc Howard leads a class at Jessup Correctional Facility


    The Washington Post Sunday Magazine recently featured PJI Director Marc Howard's "Prison Reform Project" class as the cover story of its September 11, 2016 issue.

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Welcome back for the 2017-18 academic year! Now in its third year, the Prisons and Justice Initiative continues to host extremely informative, educational, and topical programming. Upcoming events include a replica solitary confinement cell and exhibit to be hosted in the ICC Galleria from January 16th to 30th, 2018, as well as a showing of the documentary "Rikers: An American Jail." We are currently planning and finalizing numerous other events for the upcoming semester, so please check back regularly for more information on our upcoming events. 

As the Prisons and Justice Initiative enters its third year, we are thrilled to share the second PJI Annual Report, which highlights the Initiative's activities in 2016-2017. The report includes beautiful photos and images from the many events and programs that we hosted last year, as well as a description of our mission and continuing plans for the future. Download the full report here


In 2017-18, we will again be hosting a wide variety of informative and inspiring events about criminal justice and prison reform.  And we continue to deepen and expand our programs within and outside of prisons.

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