Something Wonderful Is Happening in American Prisons

From a New York Times guest essay by Max Kenner headlined “Something Wonderful Is Happening in American Prisons”:

A change taking place now has the potential to do more good within U.S. prisons than any policy in a generation — good that will extend far beyond the realm of criminal justice. With a 2020 law finally taking full effect, people who are incarcerated can for the first time in decades get Pell Grants, the federal tuition aid for low-income students. The grants are small, but they are critical to rebuilding one of the most important tools we have to reduce crime and mitigate the harms of mass incarceration: college education.