U.S. Dept of Education Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals
U.S. Department of Education
Jul 31, 2015

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education announced in July 2015 the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue the postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs, support their families, and turn their lives around.


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