by Abby Reese
Posted 7/29/15, 04:30 pm
Prisoners may soon be eligible for federal aid to pay for college under a new Obama administration initiative. The program would allow prisoners access to Pell Grants to fund courses, ending the 20-year ban imposed by Congress.
The Education and Justice departments are expected to make the announcement Friday at the Maryland Correctional Institution.
The move comes amid talk of overhauling the justice system in an effort to provide opportunities to prisoners that could reduce recidivism.