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America’s Prisons: A Road to Nowhere

Finding employment after prison is extremely difficult; and without education, it is virtually impossible. Though prison populations have risen over past 20 years, education has declined. But, all of that could change if Congress would reinstate Pell Grants, the federal government’s need-based financial assistance program for post-secondary education. In this opinion-based article, the author maintains incarcerated individuals “deserve” to learn like the rest of us, and we will all benefit if they do.

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  1. McQueen Varnes

    April 15, 2015 - 4:22 pm

    Put them all in the Marines, to serve their time and the ones who think and believe that They are Mean, send them to a War Zone so they can be Big and Bad. What are they learning in Prison? What are the accomplishing? If they are Not in prison for Murder, they should not be in more than 10 or 15 years. After that, there is no point.

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