Corrections Education Program offers men a chance to further their education behind bars

Friday, August 04, 2023
Tulsa World

In 2016, Tulsa Community College’s Second Chance Program was selected for a Pell Grant eligibility pilot program through the U.S. Department of Education. The pilot program helped form new regulations to reinstate Pell grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. These new federal regulations went into effect on July 1. A study on the Pell Grant pilot program by the Vera Institute of Justice found that incarcerated people who participate in postsecondary education programs are 48% less likely to return to prison after release. The study also found that increasing educational opportunities in prisons can save taxpayers more than $365 million per year.

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