Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison


This report describes how lifting the current ban on awarding Pell Grants to incarcerated people would benefit workers, employers, and states.

Family and Community Supporters
Policymakers and Implementers
Researchers and Developers

Career and Technical Education Program's Influences on Post-Release Outcomes for Offenders in Virginia


The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of CTE [career and technical education] on time to gain employment post-release, length of employment, and average quarterly earnings among ex-offenders, as well as recidivism” (p. 1). Results and findings are presented for: sample description; the differences in post-release employment measures between CTE program participants and non-participants; the extent to which program participation affects recidivism; and the differences in employment outcomes between participants and non-participants.