‘Second Chance Pell’ will be expanded for 2022 academic year

Deputy Executive Director Emily Bouck West commented on Higher Learning Advocates’ support for expanding Second Chance Pell in a recent Inside Higher Ed article:

“Providing education to incarcerated individuals is critically important, as it benefits individuals and society by reducing recidivism and increasing employment rates after release so individuals are able to escape poverty,” Bouck West said. “It’s also important to consider that people of color are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system and underrepresented in higher education — expanded prison education programs can at least help reduce some of these disparities.”

Read the full piece here.