Success Stories

Matthew McDowell was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and moved to Washington, D.C. in the early 80’s. He is now a resident and house manager at The Nehemiah Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping returning citizens transition to society following a jail or prison sentence.

Mr. McDowell last served time at The Rivers Correctional Facility, participated in GEO’s Continuum of Care program there, and vows not only to never go back to jail, but also to aid others in their pursuits to overcome criminogenic thinking and re-enter society successfully.