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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Turning on the Tap: How Returning Access to Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated People Improves the Health of New Yorkers

  • Organization: Education from the Inside Out Coalition
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • Submitted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Expanding access to college education for people in New York prisons would benefit the overall health and well-being of the communities that formerly incarcerated people return to, as well as the individuals who receive the education, and their families. College education boosts self-respect and self-esteem, and improves judgment—factors that contribute to a safer and more engaged community, better parenting and home environment for children, and safer prison environments. These changes can foster better mental and physical health for all.

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