Projo: ACI inmates receive degrees and recognition
July 20, 2010 - 12:07pm
Providence Journal Mon, Jun 21, 2010
Jennifer D. Jordan

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Providence Journal photo / Mary Murphy

Join the Campaign to Restore Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Individuals
June 30, 2010 - 3:07pm


When the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 eliminated the eligibility of persons incarcerated in federal or state prisons to receive Federal Pell Grant awards, it dismantled one of the most effective and cost-beneficial correctional policies in the United States.

Changing Sides: Former Law Breaker Will Study to be a Lawyer
April 12, 2010 - 2:15pm

By Sean Flynn

Daily News Staff, The Newport Daily News

April 3-4, 2010

Noah Kilroy was sitting in a prison cell for each of his birthdays between the ages of 19 and 23.  Now, as a recent graduate of Salve Regina University, he will enter law school in September with high aspirations of becoming a public interest lawyer. 

A Criminal Past Doesn't Shut the Door To Higher Education
March 10, 2010 - 5:45pm

by Luke Thomsen, former A.C.I inmate, current RIC student

The stigma of being a convicted felon can make the prospect of higher education seem like a far-off dream, something too lofty to even consider. Well, I am here to tell you it isn’t so! It’s never too late to enhance your education, and the roadblocks are surprisingly few. There are numerous resources for people struggling financially, and most schools are just waiting for you to call.

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