Pell Grants for Prisoners

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Georgia prison inmates go through classroom time with their Labrador puppies during guide dog training at Metro State Prison August 27, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Obama administration announced that Pell Grants will be awarded to incarcerated students for the first time in 20 years as part of a new pilot program.

Former prisoners Glenn Martin, founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA, and Vivian Nixon, executive director of the College and Community Fellowship, talk about their work advocating for more access to education for prisoners through the Education from the Inside Out Coalition they founded.