Illinois Department of Corrections and Lewis University Launch New Prison Education Program at Sheridan Correctional Center

January 20, 2023
Illinois Department of Corrections

The Second Chance Pell Initiative, which the US Department of Education expanded for the 2022-2023 award year, enables incarcerated individuals to participate in post-secondary education programs with Pell grant funding. Lewis University was among 73 institutions approved in April 2022 by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Second Chance Pell Grant Experiment.