Restoring Prisoners’ Access to Education Reduces Recidivism

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The economic benefits of prisoner education have become equally clear. According to the RAND analysis, ‘Every dollar invested in correctional education saves nearly five in reincarceration costs over three years.’ Another study, published in 2019 by researchers at the Vera Institute of Justice and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, showed that restoring Pell Grant access to prisoners would increase their employment rate by 10 percent and their collective earnings by $45 million in the first year after release.”

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