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More students will leave prison with college credit. Are colleges ready?

Friday, March 03, 2023
Chronicle of Higher Education

Since 2015, more than 22,000 incarcerated people have taken college courses through a federal experiment that has offered Pell Grants to inmates in select programs. Thousands more will become eligible for the grants this summer, when a law lifting a 1994 ban on awarding Pell funds to prisoners takes effect. That expansion is expected to lead to a boom in the number of colleges offering prison-education programs and the number of students participating in them. Are colleges ready? 

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