Postsecondary Education in Prison

Postsecondary education opportunities for incarcerated people

Reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for people pursuing postsecondary education while in prison.

We should immediately reinstate federal Pell Grant eligibility for all people in prisons. Postsecondary educational opportunities in prisons decreased precipitously after the 1994 Crime Bill ended Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students. Providing more access to postsecondary education in prison is a sound investment in our future, as it improves safety, sparks opportunity, and increases racial equity.

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