|Sen. Murphy says Pell Grants could help prevent inmates from returning to prison|
|By wtnh.com- Tina Detelj|
NIANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — When Senator Chris Murphy arrived at the Janet S. York Correctional Institute he was already convinced reinstating the opportunity for all inmates to apply for Pell Grants was a good idea.
“Half of the individuals who find themselves incarcerated find themselves incarcerated again,” said the senator.
He said that recidivism is cut by 40% when inmates are able to pursue an education behind bars.
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