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Leveraging the Power of Pell in Prison: Equity Challenges in Scaling the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative

Author(s): Caisa E. Royer, Erin L. Castro, Estefanie Aguilar Padilla, Tranquilo "Kino" Hurtado

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT: Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison

Year: 2021


Access to federal student aid at a national level through the Pell grants could improve equity in postsecondary education by making collegelevel courses available and affordable during the period of incarceration. However, the power of the Pell grant to increase access to higher education for incarcerated people remains hindered by a number of equity challenges. 

Last Updated: 7/18/22