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Source: New York Times

A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

Sunday 10:50 GMT

His surprising literary debut caught the attention of Michigan’s attorney general, who now wants Mr. Dawkins, 49, to use his financial windfall to pay for his incarceration.

After an Illinois inmate who was serving a 15-month sentence for a drug conviction received a $31,690 settlement for his mother’s death, he was forced to pay the state nearly $20,000 for the cost of his imprisonment, leaving him nearly destitute when he was paroled in 2015.

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Source: New York Times

Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners

Friday 11:49 GMT

The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the nation’s cash-strapped prison education system.

“Repealing the ban on Pell grants for prisoners will give those who have paid their debts to society a meaningful second chance, and the ability to get their lives back on track and support themselves and their families once released.”

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