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Meet the 2024 Paralegal Fellows

Get to know the Fellows in the 2024 MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal.…

April 26, 2024


PJI Launches the 5th Cohort of the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program

The 5th Cohort of the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal program began with students eagerly beginning their. …

April 9, 2024


Celebrating Second Chance Month 2024

PJI is celebrating Second Chance Month 2024 and highlighting the work of the Pivot and Paralegal.…

April 2, 2024


Joel Castón, former Prison Scholar, Appointed to D.C. Sentencing Commission

Joel Castón was appointed to the D.C. Sentencing Commission after years of advocating for D.C.'s incarcerated.…

March 28, 2024


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