The Prison Scholar Fund

With a prison population of nearly 2.5 million inmates in the United States, the U.S. surpasses all other countries in the percentage of citizens that it imprisons. 

Federal funding for education while behind bars is denied to prisoners, giving little hope of rehabilitation for prisoners. This creates nonexistent opportunities for inmates to receive post-secondary education. 

Statistics show that inmates that receive education while incarcerated have greatly, reduced if nonexistent, recidivism rates. This means that providing prisoners with educational opportunities actually costs tax payers much less money than keeping them in prison. 

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