Marc Howard and three Prison Scholars talk

Together for Justice

Working in prisons, in the community, and on campus, the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative brings opportunities within reach for people affected by the mass incarceration crisis.

About PJI

Georgetown has emerged as a leader among universities nationwide for its commitment to humanizing, educating, and empowering people during and after incarceration. Through its robust programming, the Prisons and Justice Initiative offers higher education opportunities, reentry support, and advocacy work that transform lives and uplift people affected by the criminal legal system.

Explore Our Programs

Prison Education

A woman in a graduation cap and gown

Reentry Programming

Wrongful Convictions

Student and Alumni Voices

Keonte Lewis

“I wanted to do something that’s meaningful for me.”

Meet Prison Scholar Keonte
Jessica Trejo

“My paralegal certificate means everything to me.”

Meet Paralegal Alum Jessica
Amy McNamara in front of a prison library bookshelf.

“When I got accepted to Georgetown, it gave me an open door.”

Meet BLA Student Amy