Pell Grants For Prisoners: Obama to Give Inmates A Second Chance At College

tor-6
Real Women Real Voices
April 20, 2016
The United State of Women
June 26, 2016

Pell Grants For Prisoners: Obama to Give Inmates A Second Chance At College

 

President Obama meets with formerly incarcerated individuals who have previously received commutations on March 30: From left to right: Serena Nunn, Ramona Brant, Obama and Phillip Emmert. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama meets with formerly incarcerated individuals who have previously received commutations on March 30: From left to right: Serena Nunn, Ramona Brant, Obama and Phillip Emmert. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images)

 

“Access to high quality education is vital to ensuring that justice-involved individuals have an opportunity to reclaim their lives and restore their futures,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “Through this partnership with the Department of Education and institutions of higher learning around the country, this program will help give deserving incarcerated individuals the skills to live lives of purpose and contribute to society upon their release. The Department of Justice will continue to pursue additional efforts to reduce recidivism, promote opportunity, and give justice-involved individuals a meaningful second chance.”

“The vast majority of selected schools are public two-year and public four-year institutions that will offer classroom-based instruction on-site at the corrections facilities. Others will offer online education, or a hybrid of classroom and online instruction. More than 10 percent of participating educational institutions are Minority-Serving Institutions and approximately 37 percent will offer prison-based education for the first time. Selected schools may begin offering education and training as early as July 1 (www.ed.gov)

Colleges & Universities chosen to participate in the Pell Grant Program

More Information on The Pell Grant Program