In a recent announcement that should not be overlooked, the U.S. Department of Education recently laid the foundation for a monumental, generation-defining shift that will help people in prison successfully re-enter society. On July 30, the department announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell experiment for the 2022-23 award year. Launched in 2015, the Second Chance Pell experiment provides Pell Grants to incarcerated men and women for enrollment in post-secondary education programs provided in state and federal prisons.
Watts: For incarcerated, Pell Grants a lifeline to the future
August 16, 2021