New Report: Postsecondary Education In Prison Increases Employment Among Formerly Incarcerated, Cuts Costs & Benefits Businesses

Restoring Pell Grants for people in prison will increase employment and wages among formerly incarcerated, reduce state prison expenditures, and provide businesses with a larger pool of skilled labor

NEW YORK, NY — The Vera Institute of Justice and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality today released a new report, “Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison.” The first of its kind report found that removing the federal ban on Pell Grants for people in prison would: Increase employment r...

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January 16, 2019
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