The need for college in prison

Prior to the elimination of Pell grant eligibility by Congress in 1994, college in prison was not the very rare opportunity that it is today. With record high levels of incarceration, educational opportunities are needed more than ever in our prisons today. Many studies show the positive benefit of spending money on educational programs. 266.pdf
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults”
Authored by Lois M. Davis, Robert Bozick, Jennifer L. Steele, Jessica Saunders, Jeremy N.V. Miles

“A College Education for Prisoners”
New York Times February 16, 2016

“Should prisoners get a free college degree? Why opinions are shifting.”
January 12, 2016 Christian Science Monitor Harry Bruinius

“Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in
Correctional Facilities”
January, 2016 Vera Institute

“Incarceration, Education, Emancipation”
July 13, 2015 The Atlantic Eric Anthamatten

“Are Prison Education Programs Worth It?”
March 4, 2014 Pacific Standard Lauren Kirchner

“Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars”
February 11, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education Lauren Sieben