Race on campus: Why college access in prisons is a racial-equity issue

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “About 13 percent of the U.S. population is Black, yet Black people make up nearly 40 percent of the prison population. Black Americans are incarcerated at nearly five times the rate of their white counterparts, and members of the Latino community are 1.3 times as likely to be incarcerated, according to a study from The Sentencing Project. A 2018 study by the Rand Corporation found that individuals who participated in correctional-education programs were 28 percent less likely to return to custody. Despite the advantages of education, in most states it’s particularly difficult for both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals to access these opportunities.”

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