The Return of Pell Grants for Prisoners?
31 Criminal Justice 10 (American Bar Association Section of Criminal justice 2016).
4 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2016
Date Written: July 25, 2016
This essay tracks the motivating forces behind the movement to restore Pell Grant funding for prisoners and its arrival on the national stage. Advocates of restoring Pell funding to prisoners point to growing research that correlates education with reduced recidivism and reduced public spending. Their call grows louder by day, and by now has now caught the attention of federal lawmakers. If momentum continues, the Pell Grant may very well become a reality for a new generation of indigents behind bars. A successful comeback would represent a step in the right direction and for many an education that helps pave the way to a crime-free lifestyle.
Keywords: Pell Grant, Prisoners, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, REAL Act, Donna Edwards
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