From Fox5Sandiego:

“The first step was always supposed to be the first step in incremental reform,” said Emily Mooney, a Resident Policy Fellow with the conservative R Street Institute.

Mooney said lawmakers are already working on the next step. Legislation called the “REAL ACT” will lift the current federal ban on Pell Grants for current federal convicts improving their educational opportunities. “I think that through maybe some education as well as personal experience from his son in law he has come to see that there is a big return on investing on individuals who are incarcerated,” Mooney said.

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