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To understand how the United States became one of the most incarcerated nations in the world, it is critical to understand the role that excessive and harsh sentencing has played.

Feb 13, 2023


Accessing Pell Grants for College Programs in Correctional Settings

A Summary of the Regulations and Requirements


Building Consortia for Prison Education Programs Opportunities for Engaging Relevant Stakeholders

The US Department of Education’s new regulations governing the implementation of Pell Grant eligibility for…


Preparing for Pell Reinstatement

The U.S. Department of Education has published final regulations about the requirements colleges with approved prison…


Manufacturing a Future Post-Release: Two Paths to High-Skill Manufacturing Jobs

This webinar spotlights Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP) Centers. These centers, which currently operate in…


Building Student Leadership Opportunities During and After Incarceration

The webinar showcases the work of several prison-based education programs to develop student advisory boards in prison,…


Beyond Recidivism: Research on the Value of Post-Secondary Education Beyond Recidivism

This panel offers a review of research related to postsecondary education in prisons and recidivism. Panelists discuss…


Looking Ahead: Envisioning College Programs through the Eyes of Higher Education in Prison Graduates

Given the changes in postsecondary education in prison over the five years since 2015, where will the field be in…

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