Adnan Syed hired on at Georgetown’s prison reform initiative

Adan Syed was released from prison earlier this year after his murder conviction was overturned. He will now work to help prisoners in similar situations in his new role.

Syed has been hired by Georgetown University as an associate for their Prisons and Justice Initiative. He will be working with the “Making an Exoneree” class. A class where students bring attention to wrongful convictions via short documentaries.

Syed was released from prison earlier this year after spending 23 years behind bars for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Public interest in his case was generated by the popular true-crime podcast Serial.

Syed hopes that he can help other prisoners in his new role.

“To go from prison to being a Georgetown student and then to actually be on campus on a pathway to work for Georgetown at the Prisons and Justice Initiative, it’s a full circle moment,” said Syed. “PJI changed my life. It changed my family’s life. Hopefully, I can have the same kind of impact on others.”

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