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Pell grants could be restored for prisoners

The Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution on Friday to announce an effort to restore Pell grants for prisoners.

Previewing the program, Duncan said Monday that the administration wants to develop "experimental sites that will make Pell grants available" to inmates to help them get job training and secure a productive life after they are released.

No specifics on the length of the program, which prisoners would be eligible and how it would work have been given.

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