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Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban On Pell Grants For Prisoners

The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the country’s prison education system. There is “a good-faith interest in this kind of work,” said Max Kenner, the executive director of Bard Prison Initiative, which was started in 1999 by Bard College, a 150-year-old liberal arts institution. “There’s no more effective thing, no more symbolic thing that can be done than the reinstatement of college in America’s prisons.”

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