Angela Hanks was quoted in this article: "During times with higher unemployment, people on the margins face discrimination, Hanks said. 'A tighter labor market reduces employers’ opportunity to engage in discrimination.'”
A new brief from CLASP examines how California is aligning education and training opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated. This is the first brief in our series “Reconnecting Justice in the States,” which will explore coordinated justice, education, and workforce policy and practice at the state level. It is part of CLASP’s continued commitment to leverage criminal justice reform to expand economic opportunity and help achieve racial equity.
America's incarceration crisis is rooted, in part, in educational inequities. Over two-thirds of state prison inmates lack a high school diploma. In this paper, CLASP examines challenges and opportunities in correctional education and training.
The U.S. Department of Education selected 67 colleges and universities to serve as partners for the Second Chance Pell Program. These pilot partnerships, which include both two- and four-year schools, will enroll nearly 12,000 incarcerated students from more than 141 federal and state correctional institutions.