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Lift the ban on Pell grants for prisoners

Although states have the most tools at their disposal to reduce the number of people who are sent to prison, the federal government has a larger role to play in reducing that number than the May 6 editorial “Mass incarceration no more?” might have suggested. For example, the United States still has laws on the books, such as the ban on Pell grants for people in prison, that defy common sense and hamper the ability of states to reduce recidivism while improving employment prospects through educational programming.

  • The Washington Post
May 18, 2018