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    Obama Administration Expands Prisoner Access to Pell Grants

    On Friday, the Obama administration will launch a pilot program to restore federal Pell grant eligibility to prisoners. RAND research shows that correctional education reduces recidivism, improves job prospects upon release, and saves taxpayer dollars. Inmates who participate in educational programs are 43% less likely to return to prison than those who do not, and each $1 invested in education reduces incarceration costs by $5.

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