This is (the beginning of) very good news.
From Wall Street Journal:
Obama administration plans a 3- to 5-year test to see if college classes help reduce prison recidivism
By JOSH MITCHELL and JOE PALAZZOLO
July 27, 2015
The Obama administration plans to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses, a potentially controversial move that comes amid a broader push to overhaul the criminal justice system.
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