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Ex-prisoners are going hungry amid barriers, bans to benefits on the outside 5/29/21

Tag# Prisoners: Around 600,000 people are released annually from the U.S.‘s sprawling prisons network. Many face considerable barriers as a result of their convictions when it comes to essentials in life, like getting a job or a home. It can even...

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

When Congress decided in 1994 to ban federal student aid for people behind bars, it was part of a wider political agenda to “get tough on crime” – even though crime rates had begun to fall in the 1990s. The...
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