Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI)


Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI) is a student group made up of policy analysts, activists, believers in restorative justice, abolitionists, and practitioners who believe that the criminal legal system, as it stands, does not provide justice. The mission of SEMI is to encourage dialogue within and beyond the NYU community that explores the intersections between the criminal legal system and other areas of public policy. Centering the voices of system-impacted people through panel discussions and connections with advocacy organizations, SEMI provide a forum for sharing information, examining policies, and networking, as part of the larger movement to end our country’s reliance on mass incarceration.


John Gershman

Executive Board 2024-2025

  • Chair: Eric Ragone
  • Finance Chair: Vacant
  • Communications Chair: Vacant
  • Policy Chair: Vacant
  • Direct Action Co-Chair: Vacant
  • Direct Action Co-Chair: Vacant
  • First-Year Representative: Vacant

Interested in getting involved? Complete the SEMI Student Interest Form and a member for the Executive Board will reach out to you. 



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