A biweekly newsletter about the future of postsecondary education in prisons. Written by Open Campus national reporter Charlotte West.
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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.
June 16, 2022
The theme of trade-offs has come up often. Do you transfer to a prison on the opposite side of the state to participate in a college program? Do you delay your petition for resentencing so you can graduate before you get out?
June 2, 2022
Several states, including New Jersey, Utah, and California, have made efforts to increase access to higher ed for incarcerated young people. The need partly stems from recent juvenile justice reforms that allow young adults to stay in youth facilities for longer.
February 9, 2022