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Kenneth Bond, Wrongfully Convicted, Freed After 27 Years

Kenneth Bond was just 16 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Now, he's the fifth person supported by Georgetown's Making an Exoneree program to come.…

February 10, 2023


Returning Citizens Graduate from Georgetown Paralegal Program

In black caps and gowns, 16 returning citizens walked across the graduation stage at Georgetown University, celebrating their academic success in and the start of a new…

January 31, 2023


Making an Exoneree Launches Sixth Cohort

Class is in session for Making an Exoneree, Georgetown University’s unprecedented course in which a group of dedicated undergraduate students reinvestigate likely wrongful…

January 31, 2023


Building Financial Literacy for Incarcerated Students

Professor Mike Ryan, who has taught Personal Finance at the D.C. Jail, said that the Prison Scholars Program has made him a better teacher and learner, emphasizing that educators…

January 23, 2023


Prison Scholar Dorain Grogan: Finding a New Path Forward Through Education

Dorain, a student in Georgetown's degree program in a Maryland prison, says being in a college classroom has been "life."…

January 9, 2023


Georgetown Hires Adnan Syed To Support Prisons and Justice Initiative

Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast “Serial,” has joined the university’s Prisons and Justice Initiative to support and advocate for others in the criminal legal. …

December 21, 2022


Washington Business Journal Features Returning Citizens, PJI Alumni

The Washington Business Journal profiled three alumni of the Pivot Program and the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal.…

December 16, 2022


In a First, Georgetown Bachelor’s Program in Prison Welcomes Mixed-Gender Class

Women incarcerated in Maryland now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from Georgetown in a one-of-a-kind.…

December 12, 2022


Pivot, PJI receive grant to provide emergency assistance to returning citizens

The Georgetown Pivot Program and the Prisons and Justice Initiative were awarded over $170,000 in grant funding to directly support students experiencing hardship in the…

December 7, 2022


Read the 2022 Annual Report!

Flip through our 2022 annual report to get to know PJI's programs, take a look back at our work over the past year, and meet talented students and! …

November 23, 2022