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How to Stop Revolving Prison Doors with Books

Despite the evidence that inmate education reduces recidivism — by 43% according to the U.S. Department of Education — many “tough on crime” politicians find the idea of inmates receiving a college education behind bars infuriating. Politicians can choose to ignore the evidence and paint in-prison education as unfair to

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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

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