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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


Meet the 2022 Paralegal Fellows

Samantha K. Bond Samantha is a native Washingtonian and a creative problem solver who has a background in nonprofit work, business, and government. She was recently the special…

October 28, 2022


Making an Exoneree Receives Grant from Department of Justice

A new $495,000 grant from the Department of Justice will allow the Making an Exoneree program to ramp up its support of wrongfully convicted people across the.…

October 21, 2022


Guy Redford: Starting a New Career with New Confidence

Paralegal Program alumnus Guy Redford has launched a professional career and is helping mentor the next group of.…

September 16, 2022


Two Returning Citizens and Advocates Join PJI Team

The Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative welcomed two new program associates to the team, both returning citizens committed to criminal justice.…

August 31, 2022


Paralegal Program Welcomes Third Class of Returning Citizens

A new group of returning citizens began their paralegal certificate program at Georgetown in.…

August 23, 2022


Seizing Opportunity With Raymond Dodd

Two years after his release, Prison Scholars alum Raymond (Ray) Dodd discusses how he is turning his advocacy dreams into a.…

August 15, 2022


Tray Jones Comes Home After 37 Years

Sentenced to life in 1985 when he was just 16 years old, Arlando “Tray” Jones III walked out of prison on July 29, 2022, two days after his 54th birthday. It had been more…

August 1, 2022