You're Hired: The Impact of College in Prison

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More than 760,000 people in prison will soon be eligible for federal need-based aid to attend college. Incarcerated people who participate in postsecondary education have lower recidivism rates, reducing prison populations and saving taxpayer funds. And with 95% of people in prison eventually rejoining their communities, education gives them the tools they need to join the workforce and delivers benefits to communities, employers, and students alike. How can businesses partner with colleges & prisons to expand access to education? How can changing hiring practices unlock the potential of this talent pool and advance social justice?

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Terrell Blount

Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network

Crystal Francis

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Nick Turner

Vera Institute of Justice

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