All Posts: Prison Scholars

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Prison Scholar Keonte Lewis Sets Sights on College

After finishing his first college classes through Georgetown while incarcerated, Keonte is taking steps to continue his education as a free.…

July 11, 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


Returning to Jail as a Free Man

Colie "Shaka" Long describes his experience returning to the D.C. Jail for the first time as a free man and speaking at the Prison Scholars Program End of Semester.…

January 19, 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


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


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


Incarcerated Students, Georgetown Undergrads Find Common Ground in the Classroom

Students in the Georgetown Forgotten Humanity of Prisoners course create connections beyond the walls of the DC.…

July 18, 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


Prison Scholars Celebrate End of Fall Semester

Georgetown students at the D.C. Jail marked the end of the semester and celebrated their. …

January 4, 2022


In Unique Course, Georgetown Students and Prison Scholars Learn Together

Every Tuesday over the fall semester, Georgetown undergraduates and incarcerated scholars came together for. …

December 20, 2021