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Hoosier inmates could soon have access to Federal Pell Grants for education

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Ivy Tech Community College has announced the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) has approved two of its programs for federal Pell Grants for prison education.
If approved by the U.S. Department of Education and Ivy Tech’s accrediting agencies, people incarcerated in Indiana state prisons will have the opportunity to access need-based financial aid for high-quality education and training aligned to Indiana’s high-wage, high-demand workforce sectors, such as business, manufacturing, logistics and automotive.
Ivy Tech will collaborate with IDOC to ensure graduates are placed in employment with felony-friendly employers seeking skilled workers. Graduates of short-term certificate programs will have the opportunity to further their education at any one of Ivy Tech’s 19 campuses and 41 sites statewide.
Indiana is one of the first states to participate in the expansion of Pell Grants for incarcerated individuals.

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3 comments

Tim Manriquez March 3, 2024 at 9:02 pm

Jackass Biden, why don’t you just go ahead and print every person in America $1,000,000,000? You’ve already got this country so far in debt now, bankruptcy is inevitable. At least then everyone could afford to own a house AND put food on the table. FJB.

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Charles U Farley March 4, 2024 at 9:51 am

How about we stop rewarding crime and start punishing it again?

Jails are too cushy, benefits are too good, and sentences are too lenient… and then we wonder why there is so much crime?

Bring back the labor camps, those license plates don’t make themselves!

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Thor March 4, 2024 at 11:32 pm

Huzzah!

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