WASHINGTON — On July 31, the Obama administration is expected to announce the restoration of federal Pell grant eligibility to prison inmates.Read more
ELKRIDGE, Md. — A recent partnership between the Correctional Education Association (CEA), based in Elkridge, Md., and correctional services firm JPay of Miami stands to significantly increase education opportunities for both adult and juvenile inmates, while at the same time easing the strain on the county’s prison system.Read more
ALBANY, N.Y. — A recent proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to expand inmate education spending is receiving some backlash.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State officials will redesign educational classes in California prisons following complaints that the programs fail to teach inmates the skills they will need once they are released.
A draft report released last week by the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board cited ongoing problems including “increased class size, reduced time in class, administrative paperwork, student turnover, wrongly assigned students, inmate homework, and elimination of some vocational education programs.”Read more