From MassLive:

Arthur Rizer, the justice and civil liberties policy director at the R Street Institute, called the idea “transformative.”

“Education is transformative. We know that’s true that’s why we send our kids to college,” he said. “[Educating inmates] gives a glimpse of a world of opportunity. Many people incarcerated have no hope.”

Rizer said the ability to access Pell Grants and fund their education is a way to inmates an “ounce of hope.”