Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative is changing the narrative about mass incarceration

“To have professors believe in me and to treat me like a Georgetown student on campus is changing my life,” Momolu Stewart, a participant in the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail, recently told Georgetown Magazine. Stewart is one of several incarcerated students who share their stories in Georgetown Magazine’s spring 2019 feature story on Georgetown’s social justice work through the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative.

The article includes stories from 2019 Senior Convocation speaker Brian Ferguson (C’18), once wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than a decade; Professor Marc Howard, the initiative’s director; Georgetown professors teaching credit-bearing courses in the DC Jail in Washington, D.C.; and incarcerated students.

To learn more about the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail, along with other Prisons and Justice Initiative efforts such as the Pivot Program and the Prison Reform Project, read the full story on the Georgetown Magazine website.

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