Cornell University has been one of the most important players in prison education of late, stepping up to fill the major gaps created by stripping access to Pell Grants for prisoners back in 1994 and providing accessible degree and diploma programs to inmate across the state. The Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) has received a
In the spring of 2015, the Obama administration made the exciting announcement that it would allow colleges at select prisons to provide face-to-face instruction to select prisoners. Titled The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, it will assist released prisoners “get jobs, support their families and turn their lives around,” according to the Department of Education.
One way to help reduce recidivism in our prison system is through prevention. The MacArthur Foundation provides grants and loans to programs that support organizations who contribute to defending human rights programs, making cities safer, international justice, education for children in developing countries and health services for those in need.
The MacArthur Foundation is one of the largest private philanthropies in the United States. Grants and loans go to individuals and organizations that support creative ways to defend human rights, global conservation and changing complex social strategies aimed at making the world a more peaceful place to reside.