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Charlotte West

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Open Campus national reporter covering the future of postsecondary education in prison.

The legal education edition

Twenty-eight years ago, 62 incarcerated students at the Louisiana State Penitentiary received certificates in paralegal studies and computer technology. They were the last class to graduate before Congress eliminated prisoners' eligibility for Pell Grants.