Pell Grants for Prisoners

Should the decades old ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners be lifted? New study says yes.

From the Vera Institute of Justice joint report on the benefits of educational opportunities for people while incarcerated in the U.S.:

  • Increase employment rates among formerly incarcerated students by 10 percent, on average; combined earnings among all formerly incarcerated people would increase by $45.3 million during the first year of release alone;
  • Provide employers with a larger pool of skilled workers to hire; and
  • Reduce recidivism rates among participating students, saving states a combined $365.8 million in decreased prison costs per year.
New Report: Postsecondary Education In Prison

And, as reported in the The State, Columbia, SC. news article by Lucas Daprile. Article “Pell Grants for Prisoners” Jan. 25, 2019″

Read the complete study by written by Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Sharon Dolovich by clicking the link below.

Incarceration American Style

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