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Shameka Hayes, Prison Scholar, wins milestone election from jail

Hayes was elected to be the commissioner of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Ward.…

February 15, 2024


Reopening the Door to Education for Prison Scholar John Moore

John Moore's experience with the Prison Scholars Program at the D.C..…

February 13, 2024


Read the 2023 Annual Report

Explore PJI's 2023 Annual.…

January 19, 2024


Vonté Gaffney: Changing Mindsets Through Education

By pursuing a college degree, Vonté hopes to change the narrative around incarcerated people and guide the next.…

January 3, 2024


Georgetown Prison Scholars Increase Digital Literacy with MIT Web Design Program

Last semester, Scholars at the D.C. Jail earned Georgetown credit through courses in sociology, personal finance, and — for the first time — computer science, thanks to a new…

December 15, 2023


Amy McNamara: Paving the Way for Women in Prison Education

As one of the first women accepted into Georgetown's degree program in prison, Amy hopes to encourage.…

December 4, 2023


Paralegal Alum Jessica Trejo: Owning Her Story

Through the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program, Jessica Trejo has gained confidence and pride in herself and her.…

November 20, 2023


Georgetown Hosts PBS NewsHour Event on Incarceration and the Family

Incarceration has far-reaching impacts on families, and particularly children, panelists.…

October 11, 2023


Paralegal Program Celebrates 4th Graduation

Twelve returning citizens graduated with their certificates in Paralegal…

October 6, 2023


Paralegal Fellows Compete in Moot Court at GU Supreme Court Institute 

The MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Fellows faced off against one another in a moot court held at Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute. …

September 20, 2023