Jörg Jesse is director general of the Prison and Probation Administration, Acts of Clemency in the Ministry of Justice of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany.
Mr. Jesse has been working in prisons since 1983 in a variety of areas, including open juvenile and young adult prisons, closed adult prisons, Prison Headquarters, and the Ministry of Justice. He worked in managerial positions from 1993 to 2003 as deputy head of the juvenile and young adult Prison of Hamelin, as head of long-term and preventive detention at the Prison Celle-Salinenmoor, and as head of Hanover Prison. He has served on the board of the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) since 2017. He was Vice Chair of the Council of Penological Cooperation (PC-CP), an expert working group for the Council of Europe, from 2011 through 2017. Mr. Jesse also has experience visiting and working with corrections systems in other European countries, including Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia.
Mr. Jesse studied psychology at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel.