State Financial Aid for Incarcerated Students
Source: Vera Institute of Justice
Postsecondary education in prison puts people on a path toward a brighter future by disrupting the cycle of poverty and incarceration. But it has not been offered at scale due to the numerous barriers—including the 1994 ban on Pell Grants to people in prison—that prevent students and postsecondary institutions from accessing state and federal funding programs. And so, while the majority of people in prison are interested in pursuing postsecondary education, only a fraction are able to enroll.
By: Lauren Hobby, Brian Walsh, and Ruth Delaney
- second chance
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- incarcerated individuals