Corrections Education

Modernizing Correctional Education

Why is education and training critically important in the criminal justice system?

Education and vocational training programs help incarcerated people gain the skills, belief in self and knowledge to pursue opportunities to help them stay out of prison post-release and build up communities they return to. Over 95% of all U.S. prisoners will eventually be released, so providing people the skills and self-confidence to transform their lives is critical for public safety and avoiding unnecessary future re-incarceration costs. By promoting access to education and training programs, correctional education programs reduce recidivism and help people realize their full potential.



NLET and Nucleos are working together to help states utilize community college education and training in correctional settings to help incarcerated individuals have access to Pell Grants.