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Making an Exoneree Premieres Documentaries on Wrongful Convictions

Georgetown students tell the stories of five wrongfully convicted men, who have served a combined 122 years in.…

August 16, 2021


Making an Exoneree: Keith Washington Released After 13 Years in Prison

Keith Washington's excessive 45-year sentence was reduced, allowing him to reunite with his family after spending 13 years in.…

June 23, 2021


Prison Scholar Joel Caston Elected to Local Government

Joel Caston, a Georgetown Prison Scholar, will serve as a local public official after his election on June.…

June 17, 2021


Eric Riddick Released from Prison 29 Years After Wrongful Conviction

Nearly 30 years after he was wrongfully convicted, Eric Riddick is home. Three Georgetown students featured Riddick's story in a 2019 Making an Exoneree.…

May 29, 2021


Tyrone Walker joins PJI as Director of Reentry Services

Tyrone Walker, a former Prison Scholar and Pivot Program grad, will support formerly incarcerated people and lead PJI's reentry.…

May 17, 2021


Georgetown to Launch Bachelor’s Degree Program at Maryland Prison

Georgetown University will introduce a bachelor's degree program for incarcerated.…

April 7, 2021


Building Confidence Through Prison Education and Life After Release

A Prison Scholar alum reflects on pursuing education while incarcerated and looks ahead to life after his.…

March 30, 2021


Students at DC Jail Begin Spring Semester

This semester, the Prison Scholars Program is offering incarcerated students four credit-bearing courses, all conducted virtually through.…

March 24, 2021


Kim Kardashian Includes GU Prisons and Justice Initiative in Documentary, Visits Class

Kim Kardashian visited the D.C. Jail and dropped in on Georgetown students in a Zoom.…

April 2, 2020


Prison Scholars Program Receives $1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant

December 19, 2019