How Pell Grants Could Give America's Prisoners an Education and Save Their Lives

An inmate in California works on an essay for a GED class. Photo via AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

President Barack Obama has been rolling out some desperately-needed criminal justice and prison reforms, but releasing a few dozen nonviolent drug offenders early is just the first step. Last year, drawing on data from 30 state prisons, the national Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that within three years of release, about two-thirds of former inmates get rearrested. It's one thing...

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