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Americans’ support for college financial aid for prisoners depends on how the benefits are described

Johnston, Travis M. and Wozniak, Kevin H. (2021) Americans’ support for college financial aid for prisoners depends on how the benefits are described. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Allowing prisoners to access college-level education reduces the risk of reoffending and can save state governments money because of the reduction in future crime. But Americans, by contrast, often oppose providing prisoners such benefits. With the recent overturning of the ban on prisoners’ receiving Pell Grants, Travis M. Johnston and Kevin H. Wozniak look at how the public reacts to prison education reform, depending on how its benefits are described. They find that when the benefits to the incarcerated and to society are noted, Americans were more likely to support providing college aid to prisoners.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 10:42
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110689

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