Archive: Prisons and Justice Initiative

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Alumnus Accepted to Inaugural Cohort That Will Train Next Generation of Civil Rights Lawyers

Kendell Long (C’19) was chosen as part of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (LDF) inaugural 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP). Launched…

June 4, 2021

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Georgetown to Launch Bachelor’s Degree Program at Maryland Prison

The Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) will introduce a full bachelor’s degree program for 25 aspiring students incarcerated at Patuxent Institution in Jessup,, …

April 7, 2021

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Three College Professors Receive Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, Honored for Dedication to Educating Students

Patrick Johnson (Department of Physics), Chandra Manning (Department of History) and Libbie Rifkin (Department of English) will receive the prestigious Dean’s Excellence in…

January 28, 2021

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College Alumni and Senior Make Award Winning Documentary in Hopes of Freeing Wrongfully Convicted Man

Johnsenia Brooks (C’20), Cecily Burge (C’21) and Austin Riddick (C’20) recently released their documentary, Walk Tall: A Story of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction, that…

January 13, 2021

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Noted Filmmaker Ken Burns Talks to Undergraduates About Storytelling

Austin Riddick (C’20), who is working on a documentary to help garner support for a person he believes is wrongly convicted, got the chance to ask questions about storytelling…

March 2, 2020

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Senior Dedicated to Serving Campus and Local Community Receives Recognition

Emma Berk (C’20) has focused on being a person for others since her first year at Georgetown. Her work with four different service projects led her to receive the university…

February 27, 2020