August 23, 2015 by socialaction2014
“Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.
The aid would come in the form of Pell grants, which are for low-income people and do not have to be repaid.
The Education Department confirmed Tuesday that it would conduct a limited pilot program to give prisoners access to the Pell grants. The official announcement was scheduled for Friday, when Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch visit the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland. The prison has a partnership with nearby Goucher College.”
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