Education Department Expands Incarcerated Education Programs

Kicks off third round of Second Chance Pell Experiment.

The Department of Education has announced that they have launched the third round of the Second Chance Pell Experiment, an offshoot of the Federal Pell Grant that offers postsecondary education programs to incarcerated individuals. This third round has expanded the program to 73 additional colleges and universities in the United States, bringing the total number of schools able to participate in the program to 200.  

“Access to high-quality postsecondary education is essential to incarcerated individuals, but for far too long, people in prison were left out,” said Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “The expansion of Second Chance Pell and these new pathways out of default are critical steps for incarcerated individuals to be able to access educational opportunities that will provide second chances to build a future.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona as he oversees the Pell Grant program for incarcerated education.
  • For U.S. officials administrating the program for prisoners’ continued education.
  • For those seeking additional education as they pay their debt to society.

Sources: Department of Education


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