Here's One Thing That Could Lower Re-incarceration Rates
The Obama administration has pushed to give prisoners access to Pell Grants, but not everyone likes the idea.By Melissa Prax | September 15, 2016
The U.S. has a lot of people in prison. And one solution to keep prisoners from returning to a life behind bars could be an education.
"There's a lot of hopelessness in here," said Lawrence Miller, instructor at Limestone Correctional Facility. "With some education, it gives you a little hope as to a future."
One study showed former inmates were 43 percent less likely to return to prison within three years if they were educated there. But a lot of prisoners can't afford to take classes.