Unlocking potential for incarcerated people through Pell Grant reinstatement

Media July 13, 2023

“This month, the federal government lifted the ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated people, marking a legislative achievement almost 30 years in the making.

Research shows that when done right, access to education for those behind bars makes communities safer and saves money, offering benefits for all. With more than 610,000 people returning to communities from state and federal prisons each year, easier access to postsecondary education will mean more people will come home with the skills and credentials to secure living wage jobs and establish careers, offering them the chance they deserve to build a future for themselves and their families.”

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