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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.

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR200/RR266/RAND_RR 266.pdf
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults”
2013
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
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/16/opinion/a-college-education-for-prisoners.html?_

“Should prisoners get a free college degree? Why opinions are shifting.”
January 12, 2016 Christian Science Monitor Harry Bruinius
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2016/0112/Should-prisoners-get-a-free-college-degree-Why-opinions-are-shifting

“Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in
Correctional Facilities”
January, 2016 Vera Institute
http://www.vera.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/building-partnerships-postsecondary-education-correctional-facilities_02.pdf

“Incarceration, Education, Emancipation”
July 13, 2015 The Atlantic Eric Anthamatten
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/07/incarceration-education-emancipation/398162/

“Are Prison Education Programs Worth It?”
March 4, 2014 Pacific Standard Lauren Kirchner
http://www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/prison-education-programs-worth-75796

“Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars”
February 11, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education Lauren Sieben
http://www.grinnell.edu/news/liberal-arts-colleges-reach-minds-behind-bars