Prisoners Coming Home to Roost

 

There are many in American society who have advanced the argument that it is a matter most vile to spend taxpayer dollars on attempts to educate or rehabilitate offenders.  – Derek Irvin 

COMMENTARY

The 1994 crime bill passed by the United States Congress explicitly prohibited inmates from receiving Pell grants by stating:  “No basic grant shall be  awarded…to any individual who is incarcerated in any Federal or State penal institution (Korte, 2016).  Surely people who break laws of a system should be punished.  However, the system should too provide an opportunity to rehabilitate and restore!  Surely the prisoners will eventually come home to roost.

Korte, G. (2016).  Pell grants for prisoners:  Obama to give inmates a second chance at college.  Retrieved from USATODAY.com/story/news/politics/2016

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Author: Derek Irvin

Derek Irvin is an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, author. He is also a doctoral candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and is planning to defend his dissertation in the Fall of 2017. His dissertation is exploring the effectiveness of correctional education. He is currently employed as a program manager in a Correctional Education program. Period, Case-Closed! is your source for Information, Inspiration, and Conversation around social justice.

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