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VIEWPOINT: Giving a Voice to the Incarcerated

The United States is the incarceration superpower of the world. There were nearly 2.3 million people incarcerated in America’s prisons and jails as of 2015, a number that dwarfs that of any other country, according to The Sentencing Project, a research and advocacy center. The U.S. rate of imprisonment has[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Panelists discussed the need to reduce the power of prosecutors and increase the role of social platforms to reduce recidivism in prison reform in an event on Wednesday.

Panelists Advocate United Approach to Prison Reform

The obstacles to ending mass incarceration in the United States are numerous but not intractable, according to four panelists at the “How to End Mass Incarceration” panel in McShain Lounge on Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Prisons and Justice Initiative, the Office of the Provost and the Department of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Prisons and Justice Initiative Seeks to Ignite Reform

Georgetown officially launched the Prisons and Justice Initiative to examine the problems of mass incarceration in the United States at its inaugural event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. The panel discussion, entitled “Reversing the Tide of Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Prison Reform,” featured Georgetown University Law Center professors Paul Butler[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top