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    Obama Administration Expands Prisoner Access to Pell Grants

    The U.S. Department of Education launched the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to restore federal Pell grant eligibility to prisoners with the goal of helping them turn their lives around and get jobs. RAND research finds that inmates who take part in education programs have 43% lower odds of returning to prison. Also, every $1 invested in correctional education will save taxpayers between $4 and $5 in reincarceration costs.



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