An event never seen before at the D.C. jail: a high school graduation

June 14, 2011

From elsewhere in The Post: David Williams is the first inmate to earn a diploma from D.C. public schools while incarcerated. The 17-year-old was arrested and convicted for armed robbery when he was 16.

“David Williams did the same algebra and chemistry and biology as the kids over at Eastern or Banneker or Wilson did. He wrote essays in his bunk while the guys around him yelled and fronted and posed and beefed,” writes columnist Petula Dvorak.

Williams is applying to colleges but will likely attend the University of the District of Columbia.

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