Grzegorz Skrobotowicz

Grzegorz A. Skrobotowicz, PhD, MBA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Executive Law, Faculty of Law, Canon Law, and Administration at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) in Poland. He received his PhD in 2012 from KUL, with a dissertation entitled “Mediation in Criminal Proceed- ings: Enforcement of Mediation Settlements in Research.” His latest research is on why mediation, an extremely important tool for restorative justice, is rarely used in Poland. In 2019, he served as a visiting faculty fellow with the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he was able to observe an example of American higher education in prison, and he presented to several classes through the Moreau College Initiative, an academic collaboration between Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame in partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction.

Countries around the world have disparate experiences with education in prison. For decades, the United States has been locked in a pattern of exceptionally...