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Second Chance Pell: Six Years of Expanding Higher Education Programs in Prisons


The Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (SCP), launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015, provides need-based Pell Grants to people in state and federal prisons. The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) provides technical assistance to the participating colleges and corrections departments to ensure that the programs provide hig ...

  • Niloufer Taber, Asha Muralidharan
June 14, 2023

How Corrections Departments Are Preparing People for In-Demand Careers That Support America’s Infrastructure

With demand for workers rising, employers are more open than ever to hiring people with conviction histories, and Departments of Correction (DOCs) are positioning people in their custody to secure career-track infrastructure jobs. DOCs have developed strategic partnerships with employers, colleges, and community-based organizations to provide job t ...

  • Kayla James
February 21, 2023