All Posts: Press Release

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PJI Names Dr. Katy Ryan Director of Education

As PJI's new Director of Education and Teaching Professor, Dr. Katy Ryan will bring a breadth of experience in taking prison education programs forward into their next.…

September 6, 2023


Terrel Barros Conviction Overturned After 11 Years in Prison

Terrel Barros, who worked with Georgetown Making An Exoneree in 2020, was released from prison but still hopes to be fully.…

August 22, 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


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


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


Georgetown Begins Bachelor’s Degree Program at Maryland Prison

Twenty-five people started classes as part of the university's new degree program for incarcerated students in.…

April 7, 2022


DC and Georgetown Relaunch Paralegal Program for Returning Citizens

The program trains formerly incarcerated students to become successful.…

October 13, 2021


Georgetown Opens Applications for Degree Program at Maryland Prison

Georgetown University is accepting applicants for a new bachelor's degree program for students incarcerated in.…

October 4, 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