Go to Prison in Connecticut and Attend College for FREE

This article was published on: 07/12/16 11:05 PM by Curt

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If you are a prisoner at either Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institute in Montville or York Correctional Institute in Niantic, you will be able to attend college this fall for free. This is thanks to a new Second Chance Pell pilot program, initiated by the Obama Administration. Three Rivers Community College in Norwich and Quinebaug Valley Community College in Killingly were 2 of the 67 colleges chosen nationwide to participate. Certifications courses in accounting, business administration, marketing and environmental health and safety management will be offered.

The program will allow eligible inmates to pursue post-secondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support their families. Both institutions will offer either classroom-based instruction, online education, or both.

Seeing that the Second Chance Pell pilot is only experimental, it has allowed the U.S. Department of Education to bypass the 1994 ban on allowing prisoners to qualify for Pell grants.

Asnuntuk Community College in Enfield and Middlesex Community College in Middletown also are part of the program.

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