[Opinion] The Importance of Providing Education to Imprisoned People

Inside Higher Ed

By Doran Larson

In April, U.S. senators Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, along with Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, introduced the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act, a bill that would restore Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. According to Senator Schatz’s website, “The bipartisan legislation would cut the cycle of recidivism, save taxpayer money and improve safety.”

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