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Pell Grants for Prisoners? A Limited Program Sparks Hope for Broader Change

Babita Patel, Spicy Indian

Students at Sing Sing Correctional Facility take college classes through a program brokered by the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison.
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The Obama administration is poised to announce on Friday that it will offer Pell Grants to some prisoners, the first adult inmates to be eligible for the grants since Congress barred prisoners from receiving them more than 20 years ago.

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