Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub  on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 2:11 pm   4 min read

Inmates and parolees received associates of the arts degrees in ceremonies at the Arkansas Department of Correction unit in Wrightsville. The degrees were obtained through the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative.

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

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